Premier Rules 2015-16 - Victorian Premier Cricket

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Premier Rules 2015-16 - Victorian Premier Cricket
RULES FOR
PREMIER CRICKET SEASON 2015-16
TABLE OF CONTENTS
RULES OF PREMIER CRICKET
RULE 1 APPLICATION OF LAWS AND RULES
72
1.1
1.2
72
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LAWS OF CRICKET
PREMIER CRICKET MANAGEMENT TEAM POWERS AND EMERGENCY RULINGS
RULE 2 PROGRAMS OF MATCHES
72
2.1 2.2 72
72
DETERMINATION OF PROGRAMS
VARIATION TO PROGRAM
RULE 3 MATCH VENUES - NOMINATION APPROVAL AND AVAILABILITY
72
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 72
72
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NOMINATION AND APPROVAL OF VENUES
AVAILABILITY OF VENUES
CHANGING NOMINATED VENUES
APPROVAL TO CHANGE VENUES
REFUSAL OF APPROVAL TO CHANGE VENUES
NON-AVAILABILITY OF GROUND - ACCEPTABLE REASONS
FAILURE TO MEET ENGAGEMENT OR TO HAVE GROUND FIT
USE OF GROUND OTHER THAN FOR SCHEDULED MATCHES
DETERMINATION OF SEASONS
WEEKLY GROUND AND PITCH REPORT - SEPTEMBER
RULE 4 POINTS AND TEAM RANKINGS
74
4.1
4.2 4.3 4.4 74
75
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ALLOCATION OF MATCH POINTS (PREMIERSHIP SERIES)
CRICKET VICTORIA PREMIER SERIES RANKINGS: TEAM AVERAGES
PREMIER MEN’S ONE-DAY & T20 (WHITE-BALL) PROGRAM RANKINGS
PREMIER TWENTY20 PROGRAM RANKINGS
RULE 5 PROGRAMS FOR FINALS ROUNDS
75
5.1 5.2
5.3 5.4 5.5 75
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CRICKET VICTORIA PREMIER
MEN’S WHITE-BALL FINALS
WOMEN’S FINALS
FINALS VENUES
PRESENTATION TO PREMIERSHIP WINNERS
RULE 6 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (MEN’S ONLY)
76
6.1 6.2 WEIGHTING OF PREMIERSHIP POINTS
DETERMINING THE WINNER
76
77
RULE 7 ELIGIBILITY AND TRANSFERS OF PLAYERS
77
7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS
TRANSFER TO LOWER XI (MEN’S)
ELIGIBILITY FOR FINAL SERIES
REPRESENTATIVE PLAYER REPLACEMENT
77
77
78
78
7.5 7.6 TRANSFERS TO AND FROM CV PREMIER CLUBS
PROCESSING CLEARANCE APPLICATIONS
79
80
7.7 PENALTY FOR PLAYING INELIGIBLE PLAYER
80
RULE 8 PLAYER POINTS CAP – MEN’S 1ST XI
81
8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 81
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CATEGORIES AND POINTS ALLOTMENT
CATEGORIES AND POINTS TABLE
DEFINITIONS
RULES
ACTION BY CLUBS
RULE 9 WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS
82
RULE 10 INVESTIGATIONS, DISPUTES/PROTESTS, CONTRIVED RESULTS, APPEALS
82
10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 PREMIER CRICKET MANAGEMENT TEAM82
DISPUTES/PROTESTS
82
CONTRIVED RESULTS
83
APPEALS AGAINST PREMIER CRICKET MANAGEMENT TEAM DECISIONS83
RULE 11 CONDUCT: CLUB PLAYERS, OFFICIALS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES
83
11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 83
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SERIOUS MISBEHAVIOUR AND BRINGING THE GAME OF CRICKET INTO DISREPUTE
MINOR MISBEHAVIOUR
BREACHES OF LAWS OF CRICKET
INELIGIBILITY FOR AWARDS
RULE 12 INSTRUCTIONS TO CLUBS
87
12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 87
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REPORTS OF GROUND CONDITIONS, MATCH RESULTS AND PLAYER AVERAGES
UMPIRES: APPOINTMENT AND PAYMENT OF FEES
CAPTAINS’ REPORT ON UMPIRE PERFORMANCE AND APPRAISAL OF CONDITIONS
NON-COMPLIANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS
AMENDMENT OR REPEAL OF CV PENNANT RULES
RULE 13 GROUND AND PITCH PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE
87
13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 87
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PREPARATION
MAINTENANCE OF PITCH DURING PLAY
MATCHES ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS
CHANGING OR RE-USING PITCH DURING MATCH
USE OF COVERS
RULE 14 FITNESS FOR PLAY AND EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
89
14.1 14.2 89
89
DETERMINING FITNESS FOR PLAY
FITNESS OF GROUND
RULE 15 GENERAL PROVISIONS
89
15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 89
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NOMINATION OF TEAM, THE TOSS, PLAYER PARTICIPATION
DELAY IN START OR CONTINUATION OF PLAY
INSUFFICIENT PLAYERS: FORFEITURE OF MATCH
UMPIRES’ MATCH REPORT
LATE START OF MATCHES
PLACEMENT AND MOVEMENT OF SIGHTSCREENS
USE OF BALLS
UNAUTHORISED PERSON HANDLING BALL WITHIN THE FIELD OF PLAY
UMPIRES UNAVAILABLE/INCAPACITATED
UNDERAGE PLAYERS - OVERS LIMIT FOR BOWLERS OF MEDIUM AND FAST PACE
UNDERAGE PLAYERS - HELMETS
15.12 15.13 COUNTING OF OVER BOWLED IN PARTS
COLOURED CLOTHING IN LIMITED OVER GAMES
92
93
RULE 16 OVER RATES
93
16.1 16.2 16.3 93
93
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MINIMUM OVERS REQUIREMENT
PENALTIES: PROGRAMMED SERIES MATCHES
PENALTIES: FINALS SERIES MATCHES
RULE 17 TWO-DAY MATCHES
94
17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 94
94
94
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APPLICATION
HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVALS
PLAYING CONDITIONS
RESULTS OF MATCHES
CANCELLATION OF FIRST DAY’S PLAY
FAST SHORT-PITCHED DELIVERIES LIMIT
DANGEROUS AND UNFAIR BOWLING
MAXIMUM OVERS FOR UNDER-AGE BOWLERS OF MEDIUM AND FAST PACE
RULE 18 ONE-DAY MATCHES
18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 APPLICATION
HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVAL
COMPULSORY CLOSURE: LENGTH OF INNINGS
ENDING OF SECOND SIDE’S INNINGS AND MATCH
DECLARATIONS
RESULTS OF MATCHES
OVER LIMITS FOR BOWLERS
INNER FIELD RESTRICTION AREAS
FIELDING RESTRICTIONS AND POWERPLAYS NO BALL
WIDE BALL
NOTIFICATION TO CAPTAINS
MAXIMUM OVERS FOR UNDER-AGE BOWLERS OF MEDIUM AND FAST PACE
CLOTHING
SIGHTSCREENS
BOUNDARIES – WOMEN’S MATCHES
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RULE 19 CRICKET VICTORIA PREMIER FINALS MATCHES
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19.1 19.2 19.3 104
104
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HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVALS
PLAYING CONDITIONS
RESULTS OF MATCHES
RULE 20 T WENTY20 MATCHES
105
20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13
105
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PLAYING CONDITIONS
DURATION OF MATCH AND NOMINATION OF TEAMS
HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVALS
LENGTH OF INNINGS
OVER LIMITS FOR BOWLERS
THE BALL
THE RESULT
FIELDING RESTRICTIONS
DECLARATIONS
NO BALL AND WIDE
LAW 31 – TIMED OUT
SIGHTSCREENS
BOUNDARIES – WOMEN’S MATCHES
PREAMBLE:
GLOSSARY OF TERMS:
The use throughout the text of pronouns indicating the
male gender is purely for the sake of brevity. Except
where specifically stated otherwise, every provision of
these Rules is to be read as applying equally to women
as to men. Unless otherwise stated, Women’s 1st XI
shall conform to the requirements of Men’s 1st and
2nd XI Rules and Women’s 2nd XI shall
conform to Men’s 3rd and 4th XI Rules.
“CV”Victorian Cricket Association, trading as
Cricket Victoria
“CEO”
Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Victoria
“VMCU” Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union
“VCCL”
Victorian Country Cricket League
RULE 1 APPLICATION OF LAWS AND RULES
1.1 LAWS OF CRICKET
The Laws of Cricket (2000 Code 5th Edition – 2013) shall apply to all matches, except as hereinafter
modified.
1.2 PREMIER CRICKET MANAGEMENT TEAM POWERS AND EMERGENCY RULINGS
1.2.1
The Premier Cricket Management Team (PCMT) shall have the power to take any action deemed
appropriate against a club or player breaking a CV Rule or a Law of Cricket.
1.2.2 Subject to the Articles and By-Laws of CV, the PCMT shall have the power to decide all questions
arising out of CV matches not provided for in these Rules.
RULE 2 PROGRAMS OF MATCHES
2.1 DETERMINATION OF PROGRAMS
The Premier clubs shall compete in programs as arranged by the Board of CV and approved by CV
Delegates prior to the commencement of the season.
2.2 VARIATION TO PROGRAM
Subject to the approval of the CV Board, the PCMT may, if necessary, alter the program in respect of
dates or grounds on which any of the matches shall be played.
RULE 3 MATCH VENUES - NOMINATION APPROVAL AND AVAILABILITY
3.1 NOMINATION AND APPROVAL OF VENUES
3.1.1 Prior to the Annual General Meeting of CV in each season each club shall nominate,
for the coming season, the ground to be the home venue for:
(a) 1st and 2nd XI matches
(b) 3rd and 4th XI matches
(c) Women’s 1st and 2nd XI matches
3.1.2 Such grounds shall be subject to the approval of the PCMT.
3.2 AVAILABILITY OF VENUES
3.2.1 Men’s 1st and 2nd XI grounds
Nominated grounds approved by the PCMT for 1st and 2nd XI matches shall be available for all
matches scheduled by the CV Board in respect to or in connection with:
(a) the Premier competition;
(b) all CV Pathway Competition matches;
(c) matches scheduled by the CV Board in connection with
- the VMCU Inter-association Competition;
- the VCCL Country Week Competition; and
(d) such other competitions as the CV Board determines.
3.2.2
Men’s 3rd and 4th XI grounds and Women’s 1st and 2nd XI grounds
Nominated grounds approved by the PCMT for 3rd and 4th XI matches shall be available for all
matches scheduled by the CV Board for the CV Premier and CV Pathway competitions.
3.3 CHANGING NOMINATED VENUES
3.3.1
The grounds nominated pursuant to 3.1.1(a) and approved pursuant to 3.1.2 shall not be
changed without approval of the PCMT.
3.3.2 Any application to change the nominated venue for any scheduled match shall be lodged in writing with the PCMT not less than one week prior to the first date for which approval is sought.
3.3.3 Any such application must nominate an alternative venue for the dates the ground will be unavailable
and the reason for the ground being unavailable on those dates.
3.3.4 The PCMT shall have no obligation to consider any application received within one week of
the date for which approval is sought.
3.4 APPROVAL TO CHANGE VENUES
3.4.1 The PCMT shall have an absolute discretion as to whether or not to approve an
application brought under 3.3.
3.4.2
In exercising its discretion the PCMT shall be entitled to take into account the suitability
of the proposed alternative venue and the policy of CV regarding the use of nominated grounds
during the cricket season for
purposes other than the playing of cricket.
3.4.3
Notwithstanding the approval of any application made under 3.3, a club changing its
nominated venue may be fined a sum to be determined by the PCMT.
3.5 REFUSAL OF APPROVAL TO CHANGE VENUES.
Should approval sought by a club not be granted by the PCMT and the ground subsequently not be
available for the playing of any match scheduled by the CV Board in accordance with these Rules,
the club shall be in breach of these Rules and subject to the following penalties (which are cumulative
with any penalties which may be imposed by CV pursuant to its Articles of Association or its By-Laws):
(a) the club may be fined a sum to be determined by the PCMT for each day on which the ground is scheduled for use for the playing of a match or matches and during which the ground is not available for such use; and (b) the PCMT shall have the power to award points to the
opposing club.
3.6 NON-AVAILABILITY OF GROUND - ACCEPTABLE REASONS
A club shall not be in breach of the Rules by reason of its nominated and approved ground not being
available if, but only if:
(a) the weather is such that even with the use of covers the ground has been
rendered unfit for play; or
(b) the PCMT has, pursuant to 3.8, given approval for the ground not to be available.
3.7 FAILURE TO MEET ENGAGEMENT OR TO HAVE GROUND FIT
Any club failing to meet its engagement or, with due regard to the weather, to have its ground,
or a PCMT approved alternative ground, in a proper condition for play, shall be fined an amount
determined by CV. Should the PCMT not accept the reasons given for the default it may also award
points to the opposing club.
3.8 USE OF GROUND OTHER THAN FOR SCHEDULED MATCHES
3.8.1 If a club wishes to make its ground or grounds available for a use other than the playing of scheduled
cricket matches on a day or days during which a match or matches are scheduled for its grounds, the
club must make a written application to the PCMT not less than four weeks prior to the relevant date
to obtain approval for such use.
3.8.2 If the application is made less than four weeks prior to the relevant date the PCMT shall be under no
obligation to consider the application later.
3.8.3 The PCMT shall have an absolute discretion as to whether or not to approve the proposed use of the
ground. In exercising its discretion the PCMT shall be entitled to take into account the policy of CV
regarding the use of grounds during the cricket season for uses other than the playing of cricket.
3.9 DETERMINATION OF SEASONS
Any club that wishes to allow the use of either of its ovals in contravention of the Determination of
Seasons must obtain the written permission of the PCMT.
3.10 WEEKLY GROUND AND PITCH REPORT - SEPTEMBER
During the month of September each club must report to CV on a weekly basis, on the condition of
the ground and pitch on both of its ovals and on the progress being made to have them ready for
play on the first Saturday in October.
RULE 4 POINTS AND TEAM RANKINGS
4.1 ALLOCATION OF MATCH POINTS (PREMIERSHIP SERIES)
4.1.1 Two-Day Matches (RULE 17)
ResultPoints
Win outright and first innings lead
10
Win outright and first innings tie
8
Win outright and behind on first innings
6
Win on first innings - no further points result
6
Tie outright - each team 5
Tie on first innings - no further points result 3
Tie on first innings with outright loss 2
Loss outright after first innings lead 4
4.1.2 One-Day Matches (RULE 18)
Result
Points
Win
4
Tie
2
No Result or Loss
0
Bonus point (See notes
1
below)
(i) The team that achieves a run rate of 1.25 times that of the opposition shall be awarded one
bonus point’ i.e. the team shall receive a total of 5 points (4 points for win, 1 bonus point).
(ii) A team’s run rate will be calculated by reference to the runs scored in an innings divided by
the number of overs faced. However, if a side is bowled out before receiving its overs
entitlement under 18.3, its run rate shall be the runs scored divided by the overs entitlement.
(iii) Where matches are shortened and targets revised using the par score, bonus run-rates and
defensive targets are derived as a function of the revised target score (less one run) and
maximum overs.
(iv) For the team batting second to gain a bonus point the victory must be achieved by the
completion of no more than 80% of the number of balls available to the side batting second.
i.e. in a 50 over (300 ball) match by the end of the 40th over (240 legal deliveries) or in a
reduced overs match the total number of balls set the calculation above.
4.1.3 Twenty20 Matches (RULE 20)
4.1.4 Penalty Points Deduction
Premiership Series points gained under 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3 are subject to reduction for any penalties
incurred for contravention of Rules 7.7, 8.4.7, 10.2, 10.3, 15.10.8 and 16.2.
4.2 CRICKET VICTORIA PREMIER SERIES RANKINGS: TEAM AVERAGES
4.2.1 Cricket Victoria Premier Ladder
All premiership points obtained in 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3 count towards the Cricket Victoria Premier
ladder.
4.2.2 Application and Calculation of Team Averages
Should there be equality in aggregate premiership points the team higher on the ladder shall be the
one with the better team average. Team averages shall be calculated by:
(a) dividing total runs scored by total wickets lost (batting average);
(b) dividing total runs scored against by total wickets taken (bowling average); and
(c) dividing the batting average (a) by the bowling average (b).
4.2.3 Determination of Wickets Lost
A wicket shall be recorded as lost or taken when an innings terminates with any batsman unable to
commence, continue, or resume an innings within the scheduled playing time or compulsory number
of overs; but a team declaring an innings closed, forfeiting an innings or having it terminated under
either RULE 18 or RULE 20 shall be deemed to have lost only those wickets which have actually
fallen.
4.3 PREMIER MEN’S ONE-DAY & T20 (WHITE-BALL) PROGRAM RANKINGS
4.3.1 One-Day Ladder
A separate white ball ladder will contain the points derived from the fixtured one-day and T20
matches only.
4.3.2
Team ranking on ladder
Teams shall be ranked in the order of points gained under 4.1.2 but if there is equality in points the
team to be ranked higher on the ladder shall be the one with the better net run rate.
4.3.3 Net Run Rate – definition and calculation
Run rate is the average per over of runs scored in an innings. Net run rate is the difference between
the average runs per over scored by a team and the average runs per over scored against it.
4.3.4 Run Rate calculation
The calculation of net run rate must include details of no result matches and include the full
entitlement of overs of a team which has been dismissed in fewer overs.
4.4 PREMIER WOMEN’S TWENTY20 PROGRAM RANKINGS
4.4.1
Twenty20 Ladder
A separate Twenty20 ladder will contain the points derived from the fixtured Twenty20 matches only.
4.4.2 Team ranking on ladder
Teams shall be ranked in the order of points gained under 4.1.3 but if there is an equality in points the
team ranked higher on the ladder shall be the one with the better net run rate (refer 4.3.3 and 4.3.4).
RULE 5 PROGRAMS FOR FINALS ROUNDS
5.1 CRICKET VICTORIA PREMIER FINALS
Note: All Cricket Victoria Premier finals matches shall be played under RULE 19.
5.1.1 Quarterfinals
At the conclusion of the home and away matches the teams finishing first to eighth as per 4.2 shall
play quarterfinals as follows: 1 v 8, 2 v 7, 3 v 6, 4 v 5. Should there be a tie, a draw or abandonment
without play, the higher-ranked team in the preliminary matches shall be declared the winner.
5.1.2 Semi-finals
The quarterfinals winners shall play in semi-finals as follows: 1 v 4, 2 v 3. Should there be a tie, a draw
or abandonment without play, the team ranked higher at the conclusion of the quarter-finals shall be
declared the winner.
5.1.3 Final
(a) 1st XI.
The First XI Final shall be played under ordinary conditions, with three days and a reserve day allocated. Should a first innings result not be achieved after three days, play shall continue into the
reserve (fourth) day until a result is attained. Should there be a tie, a draw or abandonment
without play, the higher-ranked team at the conclusion of the semi-finals shall be declared
the winner.
(b) Finals Other Xis.
The semi-final winners shall play in the Final. Should there be a tie, a draw or abandonment
without play, the higher-ranked team at the conclusion of the semi-finals shall be declared
the winner.
5.2 MEN’S WHITE-BALL FINALS
The two highest-ranked teams in each XI (as defined in Rule 4.3) shall play off in a White-Ball Final.
Should there be a tie, a draw or abandonment without play, the higher-ranked team shall be declared
the winner.
5.3 WOMEN’S FINALS
5.3.1 Semi-finals
At the conclusion of the home and away matches the one-day semi-finals will be played as follows:
1 v 4, 2 v 3. Note: In a five-team competition a semi-final will be played between 2 v 3 with 1st place
progressing straight to the Final.
• All semi-final matches shall play according to RULE 18.
• If play does not commence (i.e., no ball is bowled) on the scheduled day, the match shall be rescheduled for the following day where possible.
• In any match should there be a tie, a draw or abandonment without play, the higher-ranked team at the conclusion of the home and away series shall be declared the winner.
5.3.2 Finals
• T20 Final. At the conclusion of the home and away matches the T20 Final will be played between
the teams finishing 1st and 2nd on the T20 table according to RULE 20.
• One-Day Final. The one-day final will be played between the semi-final winners according to
RULE 18.
• One reserve playing day shall be scheduled.
• If play does not commence (i.e. no ball is bowled) on the scheduled day, play shall be
rescheduled to the reserve day.
5.3.3 Result
Should there be a tie, a draw or abandonment without play, the higher-ranked team at the conclusion
of the home and away series shall be declared the winner.
5.4 FINALS VENUES
Venues for all finals matches shall be determined by the PCMT.
5.5 PRESENTATION TO PREMIERSHIP WINNERS
A pennant and/or shield and/or cup shall be presented to each winning club. Each winning club shall
receive a maximum of 15 medals or badges for distribution to players and such others as deemed
appropriate.
RULE 6 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (MEN’S ONLY)
6.1 WEIGHTING OF PREMIERSHIP POINTS
CV clubs shall compete in a Club Championship which shall include points from all matches played
for premiership points but excluding the competition finals.
Grade
Weighting
1st XI
5
2nd XI
3
3rd XI
2
4th XI
1
6.2 DETERMINING THE WINNER
The Championship shall be awarded to the club with the highest aggregate of weighted points and if
clubs have
equal highest points each shall be declared a joint winner.
RULE 7 ELIGIBILITY AND TRANSFERS OF PLAYERS
7.1 QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS
7.1.1 New player eligibility
A player who has not previously played with a CV Premier Club in CV Premier Cricket or the
Women’s Community Cricket Competition (WCCC) shall be eligible to play with any CV Premier Club
7.1.2Residency
To play CV Premier Cricket a player must be a bona fide resident in the State of Victoria, unless the
prior approval of the PCMT is obtained.
7.1.3 Interstate/Overseas players
New arrivals from outside Victoria shall not play without a permit from the PCMT.
7.1.4 Requirement for permit
(a) Every player taking part in the program of matches shall play with the club for which he is
qualified under these Rules and shall continue to play with that club unless he obtains a permit
to play with another competing club.
(b) A player registered with a Women’s Community Cricket Competition club which does not
have a team/s competing in CV Premier Cricket may play a maximum of three (3) matches with
a CV Premier club under a permit approved by the Women’s Community Cricket Panel (WCCP)
(as per WCCC AR 7.6). The Premier club in question must apply for a permit through MyCricket
for the player’s Women’s Community Cricket Competition Club and WCCP approval.
7.1.5 Registration of playing members
Lodgement and administration of player registration shall be undertaken via the MyCricket system.
7.1.6 PCMT’s powers re registration
The PCMT shall have power to inquire into and determine the residential or other bona fides of any
player seeking registration or who is already registered. Should it be found that a player or an official
of a club has knowingly furnished information which is false, the PCMT may suspend the player from
playing in CV matches for such time as is deemed appropriate and/or penalise the official’s club in
accordance with 7.7.1.
7.2 TRANSFER TO LOWER XI (MEN’S)
7.2.1 Limit of matches played
Unless the player obtains the sanction of the PCMT no player who has played with the 1st XI in the
number of matches fixtured up until Christmas shall be allowed to play in a 2nd XI match during the
remainder of the season. The same principle shall apply to all players transferring to lower XIs.
7.2.2 Playing in the same round in Lower XI match
A player having played with the 1st, 2nd or 3rd XI shall not be eligible to play with a lower XI in the
same round of Premier matches when circumstances have required lower grade matches of that
round to be rescheduled and played on a later date, except with the prior approval of the PCMT. A
player shall only be permitted to play in one RULE 20 match per round.
7.3 ELIGIBILITY FOR FINAL SERIES
7.3.1 Number of games played
A player of a club, other than a representative player, shall not be eligible to play in Final Series
matches unless the player has played three matches or more with the club during the current
season or the PCMT gives approval in special circumstances, such as return from long-term injury or
representation of the club in a lesser level competition.
7.3.2 Permit to play in lower XI
No player who has played with a 1st XI shall play in the Final Series 2nd XI matches unless the player
has previously played in the 2nd XI during the current season. If the club’s 1st and 2nd XIs are both in
the Final Series, a 1st XI player may obtain a permit to play with the 2nd XI. The same principle shall
apply to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th XIs.
7.3.3 Eligibility to play in lower XIs
A player, unless granted permission by the PCMT, shall not be eligible to play in a final series with
(a) a lower XI if the number of games played in that XI or a lower XI is less than the aggregate
of games played by the player in higher XIs;
(b) a 3rd XI if the player has played in more than two games with a 1st XI; and
(c) a 4th XI if the player has played in more than two games with a 1st and/or 2nd XI during
the programmed series of that season.
7.3.4 Determining eligibility
In determining a player’s eligibility for final series matches, games of the same round played in
different XIs as allowed in 7.4 shall both be counted but games in higher XIs as a replacement player
under 7.4 shall not be counted.
7.4 REPRESENTATIVE PLAYER REPLACEMENT
7.4.1 Representative player – definition
For the purpose of this Rule a representative player is:
(a) a player selected to take part in a First Class or other match controlled by, or under the
sanction of Cricket Australia or CV; and/or
(b) a player contracted by CV; or
(c) a player in Women’s 1st and 2nd XI selected as a player, manager or other official for
matches defined in (a) above: or
(d) a Men’s Premier 1st or 2nd XI player selected to take part in an APS or AGS match.
7.4.2 When a representative player can replace/be replaced
A representative player named as a member of an XI in a CV Premier match of which a day of play
coincides with a scheduled day of a match as defined in 7.4.1, may replace or be replaced by a player
approved by the PCMT. A named player who is injured while on representative match duties between
scheduled days of a CV match may also be replaced in accordance with this Rule provided:
(a) the coach or captain of the representative side reports the injury was sustained in the
representative match; and
(b) a statement is furnished to the PCMT prior to resumption of play in the CV Premier match.
The PCMT may consider any request from the State Chairman of Selectors for any contracted or
representative player to be selected to participate in any Premier club match at any time.
7.4.3 Representation known prior to match commencement (Men’s)
A club requiring a representative player to replace or be replaced by another player shall notify the
names of the two players involved to the PCMT.
If representation is known prior to the start of the Premier match:
(a) Notification to the umpires and opposing captain is to be made prior to the start of the
Premier match affected.
(b) All replacements pertaining to the match shall be noted on the team sheets.
(c) Approval of the PCMT shall be required prior to the replacement taking effect and the
notification shall be made as follows:
- by 12 noon on the day prior to the start of the replacement match; or
- by such time as the PCMT deems reasonable in the particular circumstances.
7.4.4 Representation not known prior to match commencement (Men’s)
If representation is not known prior to the start of the Premier match: Notification to the umpires and
opposing captain is to be made not less than 30 minutes prior to the start of play on day 2. Approval
of the PCMT shall be required prior to the replacement taking effect and the notification shall be
made as follows:
- by 12 noon on the day prior to day 2 of the replacement match; or
- by such time as the PCMT deems reasonable in the particular circumstances.
In anticipation of a player being selected for a representative match notification of the names may
be given prior to the representative team announcement and approval from the PCMT shall not be
required.
7.4.5 Representative player replacement (Women’s)
A club requiring a representative player to replace or be replaced by another player shall:
(a) notify the umpires and opposing captain prior to the start of the match affected;
(b) note all replacements pertaining to the match on the team sheets: and
In the case where a player is not available for a match that player’s club shall be permitted to
name a player who may or will participate in a lower grade of her club on the same weekend, thereby
allowing her to play in more than one game during a given round.
7.4.6 No alteration allowed after notification
In all circumstances once notification has been given no alteration shall be made without approval
from the PCMT prior to the Premier match involved.
7.4.7 Request from representative team selectors
Where representative team selectors have requested that a player, who has been nominated as a
replacing player, be rested from a club match the player who was to be replaced by the player may,
with the prior approval of the PCMT, be retained as a normally selected player in the match.
7.4.8 Requirements of replacement player
A replacing player shall be subject to the provisions of the CV Pennant Rules and Laws of Cricket as
would have applied to the player replaced if that player had continued playing in the match.
7.4.9 Lower XIs
The principle and provisions of the foregoing shall apply to allow consequential replacement or
retention in 2nd, 3rd and 4th XIs.
7.4.10 Substitute fielder
Where a replacement player has not been requested a substitute fieldsman shall be allowed.
7.4.11 Notification of substitute fielder
Before the start of a day’s play the captain of the opposing side and the umpires shall be informed of
the use of a replacement player or substitute fieldsman.
7.4.12
Representative player withdraws from match
A player who, for any reason, withdraws from a representative match as defined in 7.4.1 shall not be
allowed to take part in any CV Premier match being played at the same time without approval from
the PCMT.
7.4.13 Representative player role in the game
A player who, due to representative match duties,
(a) arrives late on a day of a CV match in which the player is nominated to play or is playing,
shall not be limited as to when and how the player may take part or resume in the match;
(b) is a not out batsman and is unable to resume an innings shall be treated under Law 2.9 as
retired owing to unavoidable cause and recorded as “retired, not out”;
(c) is a not out batsman shall replace/be replaced by the representative player or the nominated
replacement player at the crease.
7.5 TRANSFERS TO AND FROM CV PREMIER CLUBS
7.5.1 Definition of a CV player
A CV Premier club cricketer shall mean a player who has played 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th XI cricket with a
CV Premier club.
7.5.2 Eligibility to play for more than one club
A player shall not play with more than one CV Premier club during the season unless the player is
expressly authorised by these Rules or by the PCMT.
7.5.3 Transferring to another club - requirement
A CV Premier club cricketer may transfer to any other CV Premier club with a MyCricket clearance
from the player’s club and a permit from the PCMT.
7.5.4 Refusal of clearance
Should a clearance from a player’s club be refused, a CV Premier club cricketer may apply to the
PCMT for a permit provided that 14 days notice in writing is given to that club ofthe intention to
apply for a permit. The club with which the player has played shall have the right to be heard by
the PCMT. However no permit will be granted under 7.5.2, 7.5.3 and 7.5.4 after 31 December of the
current season.
7.5.5 Retention of Club Qualification
Any CV Premier player who ceases to play Premier Cricket remains tied for 10 years (Women 2 years)
to the CV Premier club for which they last played should they wish to return to CV Premier club
cricket.
7.5.6 Special Permits
Notwithstanding any condition elsewhere mentioned in these Rules, the PCMT, under special
circumstances, may grant a permit to a player to play with a club other than the club or clubs for
which the player is qualified.
7.6 PROCESSING CLEARANCE APPLICATIONS
7.6.1 Recording in Clearance Register
An application for a transfer between CV Premier clubs, whether directly from a player or through a
club, shall be lodged via the clearance system MyCricket.
7.6.2 Club notification to PCMT
The said club on receiving the application shall consider the matter and register its decision via the
on-line clearance system.
7.6.3 Time period for club to process clearance applications
If the notification from the said club is not received by the PCMT within 14 days of the application’s
endorsed date of lodgement, the applicant player may be granted a permit, with immediate effect, to
transfer to the club to which the transfer is sought.
7.7 PENALTY FOR PLAYING INELIGIBLE PLAYER
7.7.1 Penalties
Any club playing a player not possessing the requisite qualification shall, subject to the discretion of
the PCMT, be declared to have lost the match or matches in which such player took part and may be
liable to a fine. For each match in which the club did not gain points a fine of a sum determined by
the PCMT may be imposed.
7.7.2 Awarding of points
The awarding of points to the opposing club or clubs under 7.7.1 shall be at the discretion of the
PCMT.
7.7.3 Player incorrectly identified as eligible
Where a club is notified under 7.7.1 that a player is eligible and that player is subsequently found to be
ineligible, the club, except in the circumstance provided for in 7.7.2, shall not be penalised for any
match in which the player participated prior to that player’s ineligibility being brought to its attention.
RULE 8 PLAYER POINTS CAP – MEN’S 1ST XI (PPC)
8.1 CATEGORIES AND POINTS ALLOTMENT
A cap of 25 points shall apply. The PCMT may consider applications from clubs to vary the points
allocation where they think special circumstances apply to their club.
8.2 CATEGORIES AND POINTS TABLE
The following descriptions, except for the one-point category, refer to players coming into a club with
that status. The one-point category may refer to a player coming into a club from another Premier
Club, provided the player has not played 1st XI cricket with that club or another Premier Club.
CATEGORY
PTS CATEGORY
Players from other Countries
Players from other States
CURRENT PLAYERS
Test
10 Test
International One Day
International T20
1st Class
One day Domestic
Domestic T20 (Big Bash)
Affiliates International One Day
Affiliates International T20
Other Non-1st Class
9
8
8
7
6
5
4
4
Players from other Countries
FORMER PLAYERS
Test
International One Day
International T20
1st Class
One day Domestic
Domestic T20 (Big Bash)
Affiliates International One Day
Affiliates International T20
Other Non-1st Class
International One Day
International T20
1st Class
One day Domestic
Domestic T20 (Big Bash)
Domestic T20 (Duration BBL)
Premier grade 21+ games
Premier grade 1-20 games
Returning to Immediate Past Premier Club
Returning to Premier Club of Origin
PTS CATEGORY
PTS
Players from other Premier Clubs
9
Test
8
8
7
7
6
5
2
4
3
*
1
International One Day
International T20
1st Class
One day Domestic
Domestic T20 (Big Bash)
Premier grade 21+ games
Premier grade 1-20 games
Returning to Immediate Past Premier Club
Returning to Premier Club of Origin
7
6
6
5
4
3
2
*
1
Players from other States
8
7
6
6
5
4
4
3
1
Test
International One Day
International T20
1st Class
One day Domestic
Domestic T20 (Big Bash)
Premier grade 21+ games
Premier grade 1-20 games
Returning to Immediate Past Premier Club
Returning to Premier Club of Origin
Players from other Premier Clubs
6
5
4
5
4
3
3
2
*
1
Test
International One Day
International T20
1st Class
One day Domestic
Domestic T20 (Big Bash)
Returning to Immediate Past Premier Club
Returning to Premier Club of Origin
New Premier Club
5
4
3
4
3
2
*
1
2
* indicates that the player attracts the same number of points as he had, or would have had, before leaving the club.
8.3 DEFINITIONS
8.3.1 Current player:
Player who has played at the level described within the past two years dating back from 1 October of
the current season.
8.3.2 Former player:
Player who has not played at the level described during the past two years dating back from 1
October of the current season.
8.3.3 Original club:
The club for which a player debuted as a 1st XI player.
8.4 RULES
8.4.1 Points to reduce by one for each consecutive season played to a minimum of two points for players
who are not at their original club. Players who remain at the club where they made their 1st XI debut
shall attract one point. A player who transferred prior to the implementation of the PPC (Season
2011-12) can return to a one. A transferring player who remains at a Premier Club for five (5)
consecutive years, returns to a one.
8.4.2 A player who changes clubs and fits into more than one category shall be considered to be in the
category which attracts more or most points. However, players whose initial rating is one will retain
that rating unless they change clubs.
8.4.3 The PCMT shall be the final arbiter in the determination of points allocated and shall make
determinations where unforeseen anomalies arise. Clubs are invited to submit what they consider to
be special circumstances for consideration by the PCMT.
8.4.4 A replacement player, for the purposes of this Rule, shall be deemed to have the same points
rating as the player being replaced.
8.4.5 Returning Players–
(a) Players returning from interstate to their original club shall have the same status as when
they left
(b) Players returning from interstate to a new club shall be allocated 3 points
(c) Former 1st XI players returning to a new club shall be allocated 2 points
(d) Player returning to their original club from another Premier club will receive a 50%
reduction in the points they would otherwise have attracted (rounded up).
8.4.6 Big Bash Interstate/Overseas Players
(a) Only one Big Bash Interstate/Overseas player per club is permitted in a given season.
(b) Big Bash Interstate/Overseas players shall attract 2 points each.
(c) A BBL permit, valid for the duration of the BBL series of matches only, shall be issued for each such player. The permit shall expire at the end of the season in which it is issued
(d) Games played under a BBL permit shall not count for the purpose of qualification for any
CV Premier Finals matches.
8.4.7 Breach of Points Cap - Unless prior PCMT approval has been obtained, a club exceeding the points cap
will incur loss of points. The club will have deducted from its current points on the ladder 6 points in
the case of a two-day game, 4 points in the case of a limited-overs or T20 game. If a club has yet to
record points for the season it will incur penalties and will have a negative points total.
8.5 ACTION BY CLUBS
Clubs are responsible for ensuring the Player Point status of each player selected in 1st XI matches is
entering on MyCricket prior to the commencement of each match.
RULE 9 WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS
Women’s Premier clubs may pay only a playing coach or a non-playing coach.
RULE 10 INVESTIGATIONS, DISPUTES/PROTESTS, CONTRIVED RESULTS, APPEALS
10.1 PREMIER CRICKET INVESTIGATIONS
10.1.1 Powers
The PCMT shall have power to investigate and adjudicate upon all matters arising out of, or in
connection with, Premier matches.
10.1.2 Representation qualification - PCMT
A member of the PCMT, being a representative of a club involved in an investigation, shall cease to
act on the PCMT and be replaced by CV Management for the duration of that investigation.
10.2 DISPUTES/PROTESTS
10.2.1 Lodgement requirements
Any club referring a dispute to the PCMT shall, within 48 hours after the scheduled completion of
the match in which the cause of disagreement has occurred, lodge a statement in writing with the
Premier Cricket Department of the matter in dispute together with a fee of $500 (this will be forfeited
if the appeal is not upheld or deemed frivolous), and shall also within the same time lodge a copy of
such statement with the Administration Manager of the other club involved.
10.2.2 Meeting
The Premier Cricket Department shall call on the disputing clubs to appear before the PCMT, which,
after hearing evidence, shall decide thereon.
10.2.3
Representation qualification - PCMT
A member of the PCMT being a representative of either of the clubs involved, shall cease to act on
that PCMT for the hearing of the dispute/protest.
10.3 CONTRIVED RESULTS
10.3.1 Powers of investigation
The PCMT shall have power to investigate a match, or the actions of the captains of the clubs or any
players involved in a match, if it suspects reasonably that the competing clubs, with or without the
assistance or collusion of any other person or club, have colluded to contrive the result of a match. If
the PCMT decides to carry out an investigation it will conduct such inquiries as it sees fit and invite
submissions about the match or the conduct of either captain or any player and will give any person
the opportunity to be heard.
10.3.2 Outcome
If the PCMT finds that the clubs, captains or players have colluded to contrive the outcome of a match
the PCMT may in its absolute discretion do one or more of the following:
(a) fine a club, captain or player;
(b) suspend a captain or player from playing in any match or matches;
(c) disallow any points earned by a club in respect of the match;
(d) amend any points earned by a club in the match; or
(e) take any other action it deems appropriate.
10.4 APPEALS AGAINST PCMT DECISIONS
10.4.1 Procedure
Clubs may appeal against any PCMT decision. Such an appeal must be made in writing to the CV
CEO together with a fee of $500 (to be returned unless the appeal be deemed frivolous) within 48
hours after receipt of the decision.
10.4.2 PCMT Appeals Tribunal
All appeals against PCMT decisions shall be heard by PCAT, as appointed by the CV Board. The
decision of the PCAT shall be final.
RULE 11 CONDUCT: CLUB PLAYERS, OFFICIALS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES
11.1 SERIOUS MISBEHAVIOUR AND BRINGING THE GAME OF CRICKET INTO DISREPUTE
11.1.1 Umpires Lodge Reports of Misbehaviour
An umpire may lodge a report of any member, official, employee or player of any Premier club who
engages in misbehaviour or bringing the game of cricket into disrepute. Such report is to be lodged
with the Premier Cricket Department.
11.1.2 Notification of Report
Where an umpire intends to lodge a report to the Premier Cricket Department that umpire shall
notify the person concerned or the captain or official of the person’s club and the Premier Cricket
Department within 48 hours of the cessation of play on the day on which the misbehaviour or
bringing the game of cricket into disrepute occurs.
11.1.3 Club to Attend Umpires
The captain or a representative or an official of both clubs shall ascertain from the umpires after the
close of each day’s play whether there are to be any persons reported, irrespective of any earlier
notification.
11.1.4
No Person Available for Notification of Report
Where a reported person is not available for notification that an umpire intends to lodge a report or
the captain or representative or official of a club does not fulfil the requirement of 11.1.3, an umpire
shall be deemed to have fulfilled the responsibility for notification of the report under 11.1.5.
11.1.5
Lodgement of Report
Within 48 hours of the conclusion of the match from which a report arises, the umpire shall lodge
with the Premier Cricket Department a report on the appropriate form showing the reported person’s
name and club and detailing the nature of the misbehaviour or of bringing the game of cricket into
disrepute.
11.1.6 CV Lays Charge of Misbehaviour, Notifies Person and Club of Charge and Sets Time of Hearing of
Charge Upon receipt of a report lodged by an umpire the Premier Cricket Department shall on behalf
of CV:
(a) lay a charge against the reported person for misbehaviour or bringing the game of cricket
into disrepute;
(b) notify the reported person and the club of the reported person that a charge has been laid
against the reported person; and
(c) nominate the date and time of the hearing of that charge which shall, if practicable, be heard
by the CV Tribunal on the Wednesday following the completion of the match from which a
report arises or, if this is not practicable, at the earliest practicable time as determined by the CV
Tribunal.
11.1.7 CV Tribunal to Receive Copy of Report
The Premier Cricket Department shall arrange for a copy of
the report to be delivered to the Chairperson of the CV Tribunal.
11.1.8 Notification of Hearing
The Premier Cricket Department shall notify the reported person, the umpires involved in the report
and any other relevant persons that they are required to attend the hearing of the charge and shall
also notify them of the time and place of the hearing.
11.1.9 One-Match Suspension May be Offered to Reported Player
The Premier Cricket Department, in consultation with the CV Tribunal Chairperson and PCMT, may
offer a reported player a one-match suspension without a hearing.
11.1.10 Acceptance of Penalty Procedure
The acceptance of a penalty of suspension from playing in one CV match shall be lodged in writing
with the Premier Cricket Department not later than 12.00 noon on the day after the Premier Cricket
Department has made such offer to the reported person or that person’s club.
11.1.11 Hearing of Charge if Acceptance not Properly Lodged
If a notice of acceptance is not lodged as per 11.1.10 the CV Tribunal shall hear the charge.
11.1.12 Attendance
The persons and umpires involved in the report and any other persons as deemed necessary by the
CV Tribunal Chairman shall attend the hearing of the charge.
11.1.13 Hearing of Charge May Proceed Despite Absence
In the absence of the reported person, whether the CV Tribunal is with or without notice of the reason
or reasons for the absence, the CV Tribunal may proceed with a hearing of a charge or postpone the
hearing.
11.1.14
CV Tribunal May Adjourn or Postpone Hearing
A reported person who is unable to attend the hearing of the charge may apply to the CV Tribunal
for an adjourned or postponed hearing of the charge and such application must state the reasons for
that person’s inability to attend. If satisfied with the applicant’s reasons the CV Tribunal may convene a
postponed hearing of the charge.
11.1.15 CV Tribunal to Regulate Own Procedures
Subject to these Rules the CV Tribunal may regulate the hearing of any charge in any manner it
thinks fit.
11.1.16 Inquisitorial and Informal Hearing
The hearing before the CV Tribunal shall be:
(a) inquisitorial in nature;
(b) conducted with as little formality and with as much expedition as is deemed warranted by
the CV Tribunal; and
(c) conducted in accordance with the rules of natural justice.
11.1.17 Rules of Evidence
The CV Tribunal may hear evidence from any person or any source as deemed necessary or
warranted by the CV Tribunal and no hearing before the CV Tribunal is bound by the laws of
evidence which apply to Courts of Law.
11.1.18 No Reasons Required
The CV Tribunal is not obliged to give reasons for any determination which it makes.
11.1.19 Legal Representation
No person shall be represented by a legal practitioner at any hearing of the CV Tribunal unless such
representation is with leave of the CV Tribunal Chairperson.
11.1.20 Power to Impose Penalties on Players
Where the CV Tribunal is reasonably satisfied that a player has engaged in misbehaviour or bringing
the game of cricket into disrepute it may reprimand or fine or suspend or disqualify the player from
playing in such matches or for such time as the CV Tribunal deems to be appropriate to the nature
and extent of the charge.
11.1.21 Power to Impose Penalties on Non-Players
Where the CV Tribunal is reasonably satisfied that a member, official or employee of a Premier club
has engaged in misbehaviour or bringing the game of cricket into disrepute, the CV Tribunal may
reprimand or fine or suspend the reported person and/or reprimand or fine that player’s club or
may recommend to CV that the club be suspended or impose upon the reported person or club
concerned any other penalty as the CV Tribunal deems to be appropriate to the nature and extent of
the charge, the circumstances and the reported person’s status in the club.
11.1.22 Hearing on Penalty
Where the CV Tribunal is reasonably satisfied that a player has engaged in misbehaviour or bringing
the game of cricket into disrepute the person shall be provided with a reasonable and separate
opportunity to make representations with respect to any penalty to be imposed by the CV Tribunal.
11.1.23 Suspension Apply to Next Match
Unless the CV Tribunal stipulates otherwise, a suspension penalty imposed by it or an accepted
one-match penalty shall apply to the next CV match played for premiership points or CV Finals match
in which the player’s club competes.
11.2 MINOR MISBEHAVIOUR
11.2.1 Umpires May Caution
Where an umpire has occasion to speak to a player about behaviour but does not consider the
player’s behaviour to be so serious as to warrant a report to the Premier Cricket Department, the
umpire shall caution the player.
11.2.2 Umpires Lodge Records of Cautioning
An umpire shall note a caution on the Umpires’ Match Report and shall lodge a record of caution with
the Premier Cricket Department.
11.2.3 Notification of Caution
(a) Where an umpire cautions a player, the umpire shall inform the cautioned player that the
caution will be officially recorded for the attention of the Premier Cricket Department and shall
notify the cautioned player or the captain or official of the player’s club of the caution as soon as
it is practicable on the day on which the caution occurs.
(b) The cautioned player, in the presence of at least one umpire, shall sign a Caution Notice,
acknowledging the caution.
(c) No Person Available for Notification of Caution (same as 11.1.4).
11.2.4 Clubs to Attend Umpires
The captain or a representative or an official of both clubs shall ascertain from the umpires after the
close of each day’s play whether there are to be any persons cautioned, irrespective of any earlier
notification.
11.2.5 No Person Available for Notification of Caution
Where a cautioned person is not available for notification that an umpire intends to lodge a caution
or the captain or representative or official of a club does not fulfil the requirement of 11.2.4 an umpire
shall be deemed to have fulfilled the responsibility for notification of the caution under 11.2.6.
11.2.6 Lodgement of Report
Within 48 hours of the conclusion of the match from which a caution arises the umpire shall lodge
with the Premier Cricket Department a record on the appropriate form showing the cautioned
person’s name and club and detailing the nature of the caution.
11.2.7 Player Three Times Cautioned to be Charged.
Should a player have three cautions recorded with the Premier Cricket Department during the same
season the Premier Cricket Department shall, on behalf of CV:
(a) lay a charge against the reported person for misbehaviour or bringing the game of
cricket into disrepute;
(b) notify the reported person and the club of the reported person that a charge has been laid
against the reported person; and
(c) nominate the date and time of the hearing of that charge.
The charge shall, if practicable, be heard by the CV Tribunal on the Wednesday following the
completion of the
match from which a report arises or, if this is not practicable, at the earliest practicable time as
determined by
the CV Tribunal.
11.2.8 One-match Suspension May be Offered to Cautioned Player
The Premier Cricket Department, in consultation with the CV Tribunal Chairperson and the PCMT,
may offer a player cautioned three times a one-match suspension without a hearing.
11.2.9 Acceptance of Penalty Procedure
The acceptance of a penalty of suspension from playing in one CV match shall be lodged in writing
with the Premier Cricket Department not later than 12.00noon on the day after the Premier Cricket
Department has made such an offer to the reported person or that person’s club.
11.2.10 Hearing of Charge if Acceptance not Properly Lodged
If a notice of acceptance is not lodged as per 11.2.9 the CV Tribunal shall hear the charge.
11.2.11 Attendance
The persons and umpires involved in the caution and any other persons as deemed necessary by the
CV Tribunal Chairman shall attend the hearing of the charge.
11.2.12 Hearing of Charge May Proceed Despite Absence
In the absence of the charged person, whether the CV Tribunal is with or without notice of the reason
or reasons for the absence, the CV Tribunal may proceed with a hearing of a charge or postpone the
hearing.
11.2.13 CV Tribunal May Adjourn or Postpone Hearing
A charged person who is unable to attend the hearing of the charge may apply to the CV Tribunal
for a postponed hearing of the charge and such application must state the reasons for that person’s
inability to attend. If satisfied with the applicant’s reasons the CV Tribunal may convene a postponed
hearing of the charge.
11.3 BREACHES OF LAWS OF CRICKET
Where the umpires have occasion to caution a player for a breach of a Law of Cricket the procedure
in the Law shall be satisfied by noting the details on the Umpires’ Match Report for action by the
Premier Cricket Department in accordance with 11.2.
11.4 INELIGIBILITY FOR AWARDS
Any player in any grade who has been suspended by the CV Tribunal for misbehaviour during a
Premier cricket game shall be ineligible for a player-of-the-season award in any grade. In the event
that a suspension arising from a Premier or final series match extends into the final series or ensuing
season or seasons the player shall not be precluded from winning an award in the ensuing season or
seasons.
RULE 12 INSTRUCTIONS TO CLUBS
12.1 REPORTS OF GROUND CONDITIONS, MATCH RESULTS AND PLAYER AVERAGES
12.1.1 Match-day Grounds Conditions Report
Where there is any doubt regarding the possibility of play, clubs shall provide a detailed grounds
report via phone to the Premier Cricket Department prior to 8:00am on each match day. If no report
is received, it will be assumed both grounds are ready for play to commence on time.
12.1.2 Match Report
All clubs shall lodge on MyCricket a full scorecard of each day’s play for each game. 1st XI Men’s
scorecards shall be entered before 8.30pm on match day and emailed or telephoned as required for
newspaper publication. Games in all other grades shall be entered by midnight on match days.
12.1.3 Match-day Checklist
Prior to the commencement of play in all Premier matches, the match-day checklist, as provided by
our current insurers, is to be signed by an authorised representative from each team. Completed
copies are to be retained on file by home club for a minimum of seven years.
12.2 UMPIRES: APPOINTMENT AND PAYMENT OF FEES
12.2.1 Appointment
Two umpires shall be appointed for all matches by CV. For Finals matches an emergency shall also be
appointed who shall attend the match and take the place of an on-field umpire who, for whatever
reason, becomes incapacitated or unable to continue.
12.2.2 Fees
Umpires shall be paid a fee for all games to which they are appointed and for which they attend the
stipulated venue unless they are notified beforehand that the match is not to take place.
Umpires’ fees shall be fixed by the CV Board, paid by CV and the total amount divided equally and
charged to all Premier clubs.
12.3 CAPTAINS’ REPORT ON UMPIRE PERFORMANCE AND APPRAISAL OF CONDITIONS
12.3.1 Captains’ Report
Captains’ Reports on MyCricket cover appraisal of umpire performance and ground conditions. All
clubs are to ensure that captains in all grades complete and lodge the Captains’ Reports on MyCricket
within 48 hours of the completion of each match.
12.4 NON-COMPLIANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS
A club failing to comply with any regulation requiring submission of a report or submitting an
incomplete or incorrect report may be fined a sum to be determined by the PCMT.
12.5 AMENDMENT OR REPEAL OF CV PENNANT RULES
12.5.1 Amendments to Rules
Clubs may lodge with the Premier Cricket Department on or before 30 April, any suggested
amendments or alterations to the Rules for CV matches for the following season.
12.5.2 Repeal of Rules
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, any Rule may be repealed or altered by a majority of CV
delegates at a scheduled Delegates’ Meeting or at a Special Meeting called for the purpose.
RULE 13 GROUND AND PITCH PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE
13.1 PREPARATION
The ground may be rolled, watered, mown, or beaten prior to each day’s play except for matches
played on consecutive days as stated in 13.3 and the pitch may also be rolled and/or beaten and/or
swept for seven minutes before the commencement of each innings.
13.2 MAINTENANCE OF PITCH DURING PLAY
During play on any day a batter may beat the pitch with that player’s bat and players may secure
their footholds by the use of sawdust provided that no damage to the pitch is caused.
13.3 MATCHES ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS
13.3.1
Pitch care between days
Between the completion of play and the start of play on the immediately following day the pitch may
be rolled for seven minutes, beaten, swept, and mown at any time but under no circumstances is the
pitch to be watered.
13.3.2 Mowing of outfield between days
In matches other than the 1st XI Final the outfield shall not be mown between the completion of
play and the commencement of play on the immediately following day. In a 1st XI Final the outfield
shall be mown completely between the completion of play and the commencement of play on each
consecutive day but if this is not possible because of weather and ground conditions, the umpires may
allow play to proceed after partial mowing or without mowing.
13.4 CHANGING OR RE-USING PITCH DURING MATCH
13.4.1 Changing Pitch During Match
The pitch used for the commencement of a match shall be used until the match is completed unless
the approval to change the pitch is obtained from the PCMT. In such an event the opposing club
shall be notified of the change as soon as possible. If a club changes a pitch during a match without
approval the PCMT shall have the power to fine and/or award points to the opposing club.
13.4.2
Re-using Pitch During Match
A current Premier match pitch in use may be re-used for another match up to and including Tuesday
providing prior approval of the PCMT is obtained.
13.5 USE OF COVERS
The pitches for all matches shall be covered subject to the conditions laid down for the use of covers.
Clubs are responsible for ensuring that all covers are fit for purpose.
13.5.1 Cover Measurements
Covers dimensions shall be as follows:
- Men’s Main ovals: sufficient covers to cover the entire wicket table.
- Men’s 3rd& 4th XI and Women’s Club ovals: minimum size 9.14 x 27.43 metres (30 x 90 feet).
13.5.2 Covering Prior to Match Day
(a) Covers, properly laid and pegged, are to be in place by dusk on the day preceding a match
day. The use of underlay material shall be optional but its use shall be the same in the period
prior to each day of a two-day match.
(b) At all other times curators are permitted to use covers at their discretion to obtain the best
possible conditions for play on a match day.
(c) The PCMT shall have power to waive the provision in 13.5.2(a) and instruct clubs regarding
the laying of covers on any specific day.
13.5.3 Removing Covers on Match Day
In good conditions the cover shall be removed no later than 8.30am. Otherwise removal shall be at
the discretion of the curator or ground manager having regard to prevailing weather conditions and
may be re-laid if necessary.
13.5.4 Umpires’ Control of Covers
The umpires shall assume control immediately after the toss or 30 minutes prior to the scheduled
start of each day’s play, whichever is the earlier, and make all decisions regarding the use of the cover
until the end of play. At all interruptions they shall direct and supervise the laying and removal of
covers and report any failure of either side to comply with 13.5.5.
13.5.5 Labour for Laying or Removing Cover
After umpires have assumed control, both teams shall assist with the laying or removal of covers and
any other measures deemed necessary by the umpires to expedite the start or recommencement of
play.
13.5.6 Conditions for Finals Series Matches
The provisions of 13.5 shall apply to finals series matches in the absence of any specific direction
from the PCMT. The PCMT shall be empowered to inspect finals venues and monitor prevailing and
predicted weather conditions and to direct the home or host clubs to use covers at any time in the
week preceding any day of a match.
13.5.7
Failure to Comply with Directions
A club failing to comply with the directions in 13.5 may be dealt with under 1.2.
RULE 14 FITNESS FOR PLAY AND EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
14.1 DETERMINING FITNESS FOR PLAY
14.1.1 All matches not cancelled
If the PCMT has not cancelled all matches the fitness of conditions shall be determined as below.
14.1.2 Umpires sole judges
The umpires together shall decide whether either the conditions of ground, weather or light or
exceptional circumstances mean that it would be dangerous or unreasonable for play to take place.
(a) Conditions shall not be regarded as either dangerous or unreasonable merely because they
are not ideal.
(b) Conditions shall be regarded as dangerous if there is actual and foreseeable risk to the safety
of any player or umpire.
(c) Conditions shall be regarded as unreasonable if, although posing no risk to safety, it would
not be sensible for play to proceed.
14.1.3 Improvement of ground and pitch
Before commencement of play on any day the umpires shall ensure all possible steps are taken to
improve the ground or pitch to expedite play and shall not abandon play except as provided for in
18.3.2(b) and 20.4.2(a) before the scheduled cessation time unless, in their opinion, the conditions
make play impossible.
14.1.4 Suspension of play
The umpires shall suspend play when they consider that conditions are dangerous or unreasonable for
play to take place.
14.1.5 Inspection of ground on improvement of conditions
After any suspension of play, the umpires, unaccompanied by any of the players or officials shall, on
their own initiative, carry out an inspection immediately the conditions improve and shall continue
to inspect at intervals. Immediately the umpires decide that play is possible they shall call upon the
players to resume the game.
14.2 FITNESS OF GROUND
The umpires shall consider the ground as unfit for play when it is so wet or slippery as to deprive the
bowlers of a reasonable foothold, the fieldsmen of the power of free movement, or the batsmen of
the ability to play their strokes or to run between the wickets. Play should not be suspended merely
because the grass and the ball are wet and slippery.
RULE 15 GENERAL PROVISIONS
15.1 NOMINATION OF TEAM, THE TOSS, PLAYER PARTICIPATION
15.1.1 Nomination of Teams: All XIs
Before the toss for choice of innings the captains shall nominate their players. The nominations shall
be in writing and may not thereafter be changed without the consent of the opposing captain except
as provided in 7.4.
15.1.2 Toss for Choice of Innings
Captains shall toss on the field of play no earlier than 45 minutes and no later than 15 minutes before
the scheduled or delayed time for start of play. Immediately after the toss the winning captain must
notify the other captain of the decision to bat or field.
15.1.3 Player Participation: Women’s 1st and 2nd XI and Men’s 3rd and 4th XI Matches
In all Women’s 1st and 2nd XI and Men’s 3rd and 4th XI matches a captain shall have the option to
nominate twelve players. The following conditions shall apply:
(a) One player in each side shall not bat and only eleven fieldsmen shall be on the field at
any one time. With the consent of the umpires unlimited interchange of fieldsmen from the
twelve nominated players shall be allowed between overs or after intervals and interruptions.
(b) The bowling restriction under Law 2.5 shall not apply to a nominated player returning to
the field to replace another nominated player. However, the restriction shall apply to a returning
nominated player for whom a substitute, other than one of the nominated twelve,
has been used.
15.2 DELAY IN START OR CONTINUATION OF PLAY
If for any reason for which a club is responsible, excluding those covered by 3.7 and 13.4, play on any
day does not start within ten minutes of the time appointed or cannot be continued during the match,
the umpires, on appeal, shall award the match to the other side if play cannot proceed immediately
following the appeal. The PCMT shall determine the points to be awarded.
15.3 INSUFFICIENT PLAYERS: FORFEITURE OF MATCH
A side which has fewer than four players in attendance at 10 minutes after the time appointed for
a match to commence shall forfeit the match and the PCMT shall have power to award appropriate
points and/or impose on the forfeiting club a fine, the amount of which the PCMT shall determine.
15.4 UMPIRES’ MATCH REPORT
Within 48 hours of the conclusion of each match the umpires shall together lodge an Umpires’ Match
Report on MyCricket.
15.5 LATE START OF MATCHES
If play did not commence within 10 minutes of the time appointed and there is no explanation
deemed satisfactory by the PCMT, an offending club shall be fined a sum to be determined by the
PCMT.
15.6 PLACEMENT AND MOVEMENT OF SIGHTSCREENS
(a) No part of any sightscreen is to be within the field of play and boundary lines shall be
marked so sufficient space is provided for screens to be repositioned when required.
(b) The batting team is responsible for positioning and repositioning the sightscreens:
(i) at the commencement of its innings and after each interval.
(ii) when a bowler alternating between over and round the wicket based on which batsman is on strike. Where there is no prompt response to a request for repositioning, the Umpires will
direct play to continue until it is convenient for the adjustment to be made without delay.
(c) If no member of the batting side is in attendance at the sightscreen then the fielding team is
responsible for moving the sightscreen if:
(i) requested by the batsmen at the crease when a new bowler is brought on to bowl.
(ii) a single incidence of a bowler choosing to change direction of attack (from over the wicket
to round the wicket or from round the wicket to over the wicket) occurs.
(d) Time for the adjustment of sightscreens is not an on-field allowance under 16.2.2.
15.7 USE OF BALLS
15.7.1 Red Balls
In all matches played under RULE 17 and RULE 19 the balls shall be red and the following conditions
shall apply:
(a) A new ball shall be used for the first innings of each side.
(b) For a second innings a new ball shall be used but if both captains agree, a ball of previous use
may be used provided that the umpires approve the suitability of such previously used ball.
(c) A fielding side shall have the option to take a new ball after the completion of 80 overs in
matches as follows:
- Programmed Series - 1st and 2nd XIs
- Finals Series - All XIs.
15.7.2 White Balls
White balls are to be used in all matches played under RULE 18, and RULE 20. A new ball shall be
used in each innings.
15.7.3 Provision and Size of Balls
Unless prior PCMT approval has been obtained, CV approved balls shall be used in all matches. Balls
shall be 156g for Men’s and 142g for Women’s matches. The home club shall provide the umpires
with the new balls and a range of used balls.
15.8 UNAUTHORISED PERSON HANDLING BALL WITHIN THE FIELD OF PLAY
If an unauthorised person enters the playing area and handles the ball, the umpire at the bowler’s
end shall be the sole judge of whether the boundary allowance shall be scored and whether the ball
be treated as still in play or be called “dead ball” if a batsman is liable to be put out as a result of the
unauthorised person handling the ball.
15.9 UMPIRES UNAVAILABLE/INCAPACITATED:
15.9.1 Umpire Replacement
In the event of an appointed umpire becoming incapacitated or being unavailable, a replacement
from the CV Panel of Umpires is to be arranged wherever possible. The replacement umpire shall
take full responsibility for the duties of the umpire originally appointed.
15.9.2 Umpire Standing Alone
An umpire who for whatever reason is required to stand alone shall officiate at the bowler’s end
and adjudicate on all matters within the jurisdiction of that position, The batting side shall provide a
replacement to act at the striker’s end (square leg) and shall have jurisdiction on all matters pertaining
to that position.
15.9.3
Incapacitated Umpire Returns
The umpire who is incapacitated or unable to attend shall resume as soon as possible.
15.9.4 Five-Run Penalty Variation
(a) An appointed umpire standing alone shall have sole responsibility for the awarding of all
five-run penalties under the Laws of Cricket.
(b) If no officially approved umpires are standing all provisions in the Laws for the award of five
penalty runs, except in Laws 41.2, 41.3 and 41.4 shall be disregarded.
15.10 UNDERAGE PLAYERS - OVERS LIMIT FOR BOWLERS OF MEDIUM AND FAST PACE
15.10.1 Bowling Type Definition
Bowlers of medium pace or faster, as determined by the umpire, are broadly defined as those for
whom the wicketkeeper would normally stand back or as any bowler who is not considered to be a
spinner.
15.10.2 Age of Player
A player’s age shall be determined as that at 1 September preceding a cricket season and the
appropriate bowling limitations shall apply to the player for that entire season regardless of the age
group or level of competition being played.
15.10.3
Bowling Limitations
(a) Bowlers shall be limited to a maximum of consecutive overs in any one spell and to a
maximum daily quota as follows:
AGE GROUP
CONSECUTIVE OVERS
DAILY QUOTA
Under 19
8
20
Under 17
6
16
Under 15
5
10
Under 14
4
8
(b) A part of an over bowled under the provisions of Law 22.8 shall be treated as one
full over in the limit for any underage bowler concerned in the over.
15.10.4 Break Between Spells: Length of Break
(a) The break between spells shall be a minimum of 60 minutes in a match of two or more days
and 30 minutes in a match of one day, including scheduled intervals and any unscheduled
breaks in play.
(b) A bowler who has bowled a spell of less than the maximum spell permitted (for their age
as defined in 15.10.2) may resume bowling prior to the completion of the necessary break but
this shall be considered an extension of the same spell and the maximum spell limit for that age
of player shall still apply. Following the completion of the extended spell, the normal break
between spells as in 15.10.3(a) shall apply with the break within the spell to be disregarded.
(c) If a change of innings occurs, and a bowler commences bowling in the new innings within
60 minutes of bowling in the previous innings, this shall be considered an extension of the
same spell and the maximum spell limit and daily limits for that age of player shall still apply.
(d) If any break in play or the end of a day’s play results in an over not being completed then
that part of the over bowled after the break shall constitute one over for the purposes of
calculating the bowler’s spell and daily limit. If this over is completed at the start of a new day
the over shall be considered the first over of a new spell for that bowler and the first over of the
new daily limit.
15.10.5 Change of Bowling Type
(a) If a bowler begins with medium pace or faster and changes to slow bowling during a day’s
play that bowler remains subject to the playing condition throughout the day.
(b) If a bowler begins with slow bowling and changes to medium pace or faster the playing
condition applies from the time of the change, and any overs bowled prior to the change shall
not be taken into account in either the current spell or the daily limit.
15.10.6 Notification of Age
Captains must notify the umpires on the team sheet for the match those players to whom this playing
condition applies and the ages of such players.
15.10.7 Responsibility of Captains and Umpires
(a) It is the responsibility of the captains and umpires to ensure this playing condition is upheld.
(b) Where umpires become aware of breaches of this playing condition they are to direct the
captain to take the bowler off forthwith and if an over is in progress another bowler is to
complete the over. That bowler must not have bowled the previous over, and shall not bowl the
subsequent over.
(c) Should a dispute or uncertainty regarding the application of this playing condition occur
during play the umpires shall make the final decision on its application based on information
available from the scorers or other sources.
15.10.8 Penalties
Penalties for bowling in excess of the number of overs permitted per spell or for daily limits by
underage players regardless of the competition level shall be .05 match points per over or part
thereof for each over in excess of the spell or daily limits.
15.11 UNDERAGE PLAYERS - HELMETS
Players under the age of 19 at 1 September in the current season must wear a cricket helmet with
a faceguard when batting, fielding close to the bat (defined as closer than 10 metres to the stumps
except slips, gully and wicketkeeper), or when wicket keeping up to the stumps.
15.12 COUNTING OF OVER BOWLED IN PARTS
An over bowled in accordance with Law 22.8 and treated under 15.10.4(b) or 18.7.4 as one full over
for each bowler concerned, shall be counted as a single over for all other over requirements of Rules
16 to 20.
15.13 COLOURED CLOTHING IN LIMITED OVER GAMES
Players shall be permitted to wear coloured clothing and/or equipment, as approved in advance by
Cricket Victoria, for all one-day and Twenty20 matches in all grades.
RULE 16 OVER RATES
16.1 MINIMUM OVERS REQUIREMENT
In each innings of a match the overs bowled shall be not fewer than the number listed on the
Calculation Table
in RULE 17 (Two-Day Matches), in RULE 18 (One-Day Matches) or RULE 20 (T20 Matches) for an
adjusted
batting time calculated by deducting any allowances under 16.2.2 from the actual batting time. Overs
bowled
less than the calculated match minimum shall be recorded as “Penalty Overs”.
- 21 16.2 PENALTIES: PROGRAMMED SERIES MATCHES
16.2.1 Bowling Side: Penalty Assessment
A side that bowls fewer overs than required under 16.1, shall be penalised when its accumulated
number of Penalty Overs for the programmed series exceeds 15. A penalty of 0.1 points for each
Penalty Over for the series shall be deducted from its total match points. A side that reaches 16
Penalty Overs shall immediately have 1.6 points (16 x 0.1) deducted plus 0.1 point for any additional
Penalty Overs accrued throughout the remainder of the series.
However, Penalty Overs shall not be accrued in matches:
(a) under RULE 17 where a side is dismissed and the adjusted batting time taken did not exceed
220 minutes for 1st and 2nd XIs or 175 minutes for 3rd and 4th XIs; or
(b) under RULE 18, where a side is dismissed or an innings is completed and the adjusted
batting time taken did not exceed that listed in the One-Day Calculation Table for the overs
which would have applied to compulsorily close the innings.
16.2.2 Allowances for On-field Delays
(a) The Umpires are the sole judge of allowances for on-field delays.
(b) For the purpose of determining penalties, the following allowances shall be taken into
account:
(i) Actual time taken for treatment of an injured player on the field.
(ii) Actual time taken for a player leaving the field in the event of serious injury.
(iii) Actual time to find or replace a ball.
(iv) Actual time taken, to a maximum of 4 minutes, for each drinks break in excess of that normally allowed in each session due to conditions of extreme heat.
(v) Wilful time-wasting for which the batting side is to be penalised under 16.2.3.
(vi) Actual time lost due to all other circumstances that, in the opinion of the umpires, are
beyond the control of the fielding side.
(c) There shall be no allowances given for:
(i) Wickets falling.
(ii) Scheduled drinks intervals.
(iii) Sightscreen changes.
(iv) Tardiness in starting or resuming play.
16.2.3
Batting Side: Penalty Assessment
A batting side shall be penalised at the same rate per over as in 16.2.1 for the number of overs or part
thereof relative to the amount of actual batting time wilfully wasted by it in each innings including
undue time taken by an incoming batsman to reach the wicket.
16.2.4 Notification of Penalties
Penalty Overs accrued shall be notified to clubs by the Premier Cricket Department.
16.3 PENALTIES: FINALS SERIES MATCHES
Clubs incurring Penalty Overs in any finals matches in any grade shall be fined $50 per over.
RULE 17 TWO-DAY MATCHES
17.1 APPLICATION
Two-Day Matches are played by Men’s Premier 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th XIs only.
17.2 HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVALS
17.2.1 17.2.2 Start of Play:
GRADE
TIME
Men’s 1st & 2nd XIs
11.00am
Men’s 3rd & 4th XIs
12.00noon
Interval Times and Length
Unless varied as in 17.2.3 or 17.2.4 intervals shall be of 30 minutes duration and be taken as follows:
GRADE
Men’s 1st & 2nd XIs
Men’s 3rd & 4th XIs
INTERVAL
TIME
DURATION
Lunch
1.00pm – 1.30pm
30 min
Tea
3.30pm – 4.00pm
30 min
Tea
2.25pm – 2.55pm
30 min
17.2.3 Taking of Early Interval
When the time remaining to a scheduled interval is 30 minutes or less the interval shall be taken
immediately if:
(a) an innings ends;
(b) the players have cause to leave or be off the field for any reason; or
(c) nine wickets are down and one of the remaining batsmen is injured and unable to continue
within two minutes.
17.2.4 Deferment of Interval: Loss of Play Prior to Tea
If play has been suspended for 30 minutes or more prior to the commencement of the scheduled tea
interval, the tea interval shall be delayed for 30 minutes.
17.2.5 Deferment of Interval : Nine Wickets Down
Except as in17.2.3 and notwithstanding the provisions of Law 16.5(b) for completion of an over, an
interval will not be taken until the end of the over in progress 30 minutes after the scheduled time if
the ninth wicket
(a) is already down when two minutes remain to the scheduled time; or
(b) falls within those two minutes or at any later time up to and including the final ball of the
over in progress at the scheduled time.
17.2.6 Cessation of Play
(a) Play on each day shall cease at 6.00pm for 1st and 2nd XI matches and 5.30pm for 3rd and 4th XI matches unless interrupted by adverse conditions, in which case the cessation time shall
be advanced by the aggregate of time lost to a maximum of 30 minutes.
(b) Play shall continue past the cessation time applying until completion of the minimum
overs requirement in 17.3, but if an interruption occurs or continues after 6.30pm for 1st and
2nd XI matches or 6.00pm for 3rd and 4th XI matches play shall not be resumed.
(c) The captains may agree to end a match on the second day one hour before the scheduled or
rescheduled cessation time or any time thereafter if a first innings result has been obtained.
17.3 PLAYING CONDITIONS
17.3.1
Ordinary Conditions Applying
Matches in all grades shall be played under ordinary conditions, meaning the playing out of a match
with no division of time or overs, but with requirements for the bowling of a minimum of overs.
17.3.2 Minimum Overs Requirements
(a) On a day when there has been no loss of playing time or change of innings, play shall not
end at the cessation time unless a minimum of 96 overs has been bowled in 1st and 2nd XI
matches and 80 overs in 3rd and 4th XI matches. An over completed from a prior day shall be additional.
(b) Where playing time in excess of 30 minutes is lost, the overs in (a) shall be reduced by the number listed on the table in 17.3.3 for the excess time.
(c) When a side is dismissed or declares its innings closed the minimum of overs to be bowled
from the start of a new innings shall be the greater of:
(i) the overs in (a) less the number already bowled and/or deducted for lost time and 3 overs for
an innings interval not coinciding with another interval; or
(ii) the overs listed on the table in 17.3.3 for the batting time remaining.
(d) If playing time is lost after the scheduled start of the new innings the overs minimum shall
be reduced at the same rate as in (b).
(e) The umpires shall notify both captains of overs adjustments.
17.3.3 Calculation Table
Any calculation of overs, except where otherwise specified, shall be made from this table. Column
headings are for Available Batting Time (ABT) and the Overs (OV) required for these times. For times
exceeding 394 minutes the overs shall be 125 plus the number listed for the excess minutes.
ABT
OV 1-4
1
5 - 8
2
9 - 12 3
13 - 15 4 16 - 19 5 20 - 23 6 24 - 27 7 28 - 30 8 31 - 34 9 35 - 38 10 39 - 42 11 43 - 45 12 46 - 49 13 50 - 53 14 54 - 57 15 58 - 60 16
61 - 64 17 65 - 68 18 69 - 72 19 73 - 75 20 76 - 79 21 ABT 80 - 83 84 - 87 88 - 90 91 - 94 95 - 98 98 - 102 103 - 105
106 - 109 110 - 113 114 - 117
118 - 120 121 - 124 125 - 128 129 - 132 133 - 135 136 - 139 140 - 143 144 - 147 148 - 150 151 - 154 155 - 158
OV 22
23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 ABT 159 - 162
163 - 165 166 - 169
170 - 173
174 - 177
178 - 180 181 - 184
185 - 188
189 - 192 193 - 195
196 - 199
200 - 203
204 - 207 208 - 210 211 - 214
215 - 218
219 - 222
223 - 225 226 - 229
230 - 233 234 - 237
OV 43
44
45
46
47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
60 61
62
63 ABT 238 - 240
241 - 244 245 - 248
249 - 252
253 - 255
256 - 259
260 - 263 264 - 267
268 - 270 271 - 274 275 - 278
279 - 282
283 - 285 286 - 289
290 - 293
294 - 297
298 - 300
301 - 304
305 - 308
309 - 312
313 - 315 OV 64
65 66 67
68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78
79 80 81 82 83
84 ABT 316 - 319
320 - 323
324 - 327
328 - 330
331 - 334
335 - 338 339 - 342
343 - 345
346 - 349
350 - 353 354 - 357 358 - 360
361 - 364
365 - 368
369 - 372 373 - 375 376 - 379
380 - 383
384 - 387
388 - 390
391 - 394 OV
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
17.3.4
The Follow-on
In a match played under this Rule the side which bats first and leads by 100 runs, or by 75 runs if the
first day’s play is abandoned, shall have the option of requiring the other side to follow on.
17.3.5 Declaration of Close of Innings
An innings may be declared closed at any time except in circumstances which would result in an
immediate cessation of a day’s play. A declaration before play starts or during an adjournment should
be in sufficient time to allow for seven minutes rolling of the pitch.
17.3.6 Completion of Final Over
An over shall be started if the scheduled or advanced time for the end of a day’s play has not been
reached and shall be completed unless weather or light conditions prevent it.
17.4 RESULTS OF MATCHES
17.4.1 Win Outright
The side scoring an aggregate of runs in excess of the total runs made by the opposite side in its two
completed innings shall be an outright winner.
17.4.2 Tie Outright
If each side has two completed innings and the aggregate scores are equal the result shall be an
outright tie.
17.4.3 First Innings Results
Whether a side gains a further points result or not it shall be entitled to points for:
(a) a first innings lead if its completed or uncompleted first innings score exceeds the completed
first innings score of the opposite side; or
(b) a first innings tie if its completed first innings score is equal to the completed first innings
score of the opposite side.
17.4.4 Drawn Match
(a) If the side batting last has not completed its first innings and its score is equal to or less than
the score of the opposite side the result shall be a draw.
(b) If the second innings of the side batting last remains uncompleted a points result shall be
determined as in 17.4.3.
17.5 CANCELLATION OF FIRST DAY’S PLAY
17.5.1 All Matches Cancelled
If no play is possible on the first day in all matches of a grade the matches in that grade shall be
played on the second day as One-Day matches under RULE 18 as appropriate to the grade. Such
matches shall not form part of the One-Day competition.
17.5.2 Partial Cancellation
In the event of a significant interruption to play on the first day, the PCMT shall determine the
conditions under which play shall proceed on the second day based on the following principles:
(a) If a points result is obtained by any team or teams in a particular grade on the first day then
all matches in that grade will continue under ordinary conditions on the second day.
(b) If no points result has been obtained in a particular grade on the first day and in five
or more matches, fewer than 36 completed overs in 1st and 2nd XI matches and fewer than 32
completed overs in 3rd and 4th XI matches have been bowled, then for that grade the round
will be re-scheduled as a One-Day match under RULE 18 as appropriate to the grade.
Otherwise the matches in that grade will continue on the second day as matches under
ordinary conditions.
(c) If a match is rescheduled as a One-Day match as prescribed in 17.5.2(b) all individual and
team statistics achieved on the first day will be viable as will any effect such team statistics will have on a team’s standing on the ladder.
17.5.3 Disregard of Toss and Nominations
Where a match is rescheduled to be played on the second day under RULE 18 any toss for choice of
innings or nomination of teams that may have been made on the first day shall be disregarded.
17.6 FAST SHORT-PITCHED DELIVERIES LIMIT
17.6.1 Fast Short-Pitched Limit Per Over
A bowler shall be limited to two fast short-pitched deliveries per over. A fast short-pitched ball is
defined as one which passes or would have passed above the shoulder height of the striker standing
upright at the crease. Should a third such delivery be bowled in an over either umpire shall call and
signal no ball and caution the bowler in accordance with Law 42.7 (a). If the bowler is no-balled for
the same offence a second or third time in the innings the final warning and removal procedures of
Law 42.7 shall be applied.
17.6.2
Fast Short-Pitched Limit Delivery Not Within Striker’s Reach
Any fast short-pitched delivery, not being a no ball, which passes so high that it is not sufficiently
within the striker’s reach for it to be hit by the bat with a normal cricket stroke, shall be called
and signalled wide by the umpire at the bowler’s end. Such a delivery shall be counted in the fast
short-pitched limit of two allowed in 17.6.1.
17.7 DANGEROUS AND UNFAIR BOWLING
17.7.1 High Full-Pitched Deliveries
Either umpire shall call and signal no ball for any high full-pitch delivery in breach of Laws 42.6
(b) and 42.8. Any cautionary or other action is to be implemented by the bowler’s end umpire as
required.
17.7.2 Slow High Full-Pitched Deliveries
The dangerous and unfair bowling provisions of Law 42 shall apply except that a slow high
full-pitched delivery above shoulder height of an upright striker, if considered not to have been
deliberately so bowled, shall be called and signalled no ball only. No cautionary or other action shall
be taken.
17.8 MAXIMUM OVERS FOR UNDER-AGE BOWLERS OF MEDIUM AND FAST PACE
Refer Rule 15.10.
RULE 18 ONE-DAY MATCHES
18.1 APPLICATION
This Rule applies to all Premier One-Day matches.
18.2 HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVAL
18.2.1 Start of Play:
GRADE
TIME
Men’s 1st & 2nd XI
Women’s 1st XI
Standard Time: 10.00am
Summer Time: 11.00am
Men’s 3rd & 4th XI
Women’s 2nd XI
Standard Time: 11.00am
Summer Time: 12 noon
18.2.2 Interval Time and Length
(a) An interval of 30 minutes shall be taken at the end of the innings of the side batting first.
(b) If time in excess of 90 minutes is lost, the interval shall be reduced to 15 minutes.
18.3 COMPULSORY CLOSURE: LENGTH OF INNINGS
18.3.1 Uninterrupted Innings
If not delayed, interrupted nor earlier terminated, the innings of each side shall be compulsorily closed
after 50 overs for Men’s 1st and 2nd XI matches and Women’s 1st XI matches and 45 overs for Men’s
3rd and 4th XI matches and Women’s 2nd XI matches.
18.3.2 Delayed or Interrupted Innings
(a) In the event of a delayed or interrupted a match a minimum number of 25 overs per side
shall constitute a match. In this case the calculations, subsequent over reductions and
consequential actions detailed below shall determine the result of the match.
(b) If the first side’s innings is delayed or interrupted the umpires shall reduce the maximum
overs by one for each full seven minutes of the aggregate time lost. If the reduction calculation
results in fewer than 25 overs the match shall be abandoned.
(c) Where 25 completed overs or more have been bowled and an interruption is continuing,
compulsory closure of the first side’s innings shall occur when the reduced overs calculated
in (a) equate with the number bowled.
(d) The side batting second, if there is no further time lost in its innings, shall be entitled to
receive the same reduced number, including any part over, as in (a) or (c).
(e) The second side’s overs shall not be adjusted unless adverse conditions reduce the batting
18.3.3 time from the end of the interval until 6.20pm (5.20pm Standard Time) in Men’s 1st and 2nd
XI and Women’s 1st XI matches and 6.40pm (5.40pm Standard Time) in Men’s 3rd and 4th
XI and Women’s 2nd XI matches to less than that listed in the Table at 18.3.3 for those overs. In
such case the overs for the reduced time shall be its entitlement, even if less than 25 overs.
(f) If play ceases in accordance with 18.4(e) the overs already bowled shall be its entitlement for
the purposes of this Rule.
Calculation Table
Calculations of overs, except where otherwise specified, shall be made from this table. Column
headings are for Available Batting Time (ABT) and the Overs (OV) required for these times. For times
exceeding 231 minutes the overs shall be 60 plus the number listed for the excess minutes.
ABT OV 1-4
1
5-8
2
9-12 3
13-16 4
17-20 5
21-24 6
25-28 7
29-32 8
33-36 9
37-40 10 41-44 11 45-48 12 ABT 49-52 53-56 57-60 61-64 65-68 69-72 73-75 76-79 80-83 84-87 88-91 92-94 OV 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ABT 95 - 98 99-102 103-106 107-110 111-113 114-117 118-121 122-125 126-129 130-132 133-136 137-140 OV 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 ABT 141-144 145-148 149-151 152-155 156-159 160-163 164-166 167-169 170-173 174-177 178-181 182-185 OV 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 ABT 186-189 190-193 194-197 198-201 202-205 206-208 209-212 213-216 217-220 221-224 225-227 228-231 OV
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
18.4 ENDING OF SECOND SIDE’S INNINGS AND MATCH
Play shall cease immediately one of the following circumstances applies:
(a) when the score of the opposing side is passed;
(b) the requirement of overs under 18.3 is completed;
(c) the innings ends before completion of its required overs;
(d) the number of overs in (b) is less than 25 and both captains agree a points result is no
longer possible; or
(e) the players are off the field at or leave it after 6.20pm (5.20pm Standard Time) in Men’s 1st
and 2nd XI and Women’s 1st XI matches and 6.40pm (5.40pm Standard Time) in Men’s 3rd
and 4th XI and Women’s 2nd XI matches.
18.5 DECLARATIONS
Neither side shall be permitted to declare its innings closed.
18.6 RESULTS OF MATCHES
18.6.1 Win or Tie: Second Side’s Overs Entitlement Received
If the second batting side receives its entitlement of overs under 18.3 or is dismissed in fewer overs,
the winner shall be the side with the higher actual score and if the scores are equal the match shall be
a tie.
18.6.2 Win or Tie: Fewer Overs for Second Side
If a win result has not been reached already and the completed overs received or to be received by
the second batting side are fewer than its entitlement under 18.3, a number of runs as calculated in
18.6.4 shall be the first side’s par score which, subject to the provision for a draw in 18.6.3, must be
exceeded by the second side for a win or equalled for a tie.
18.6.3
Drawn Match
If the side batting second receives fewer than 25 completed overs and no other result has been
obtained, the match shall be drawn.
18.6.4 Calculation of Par Score – Men’s 1st XI Matches
(a) Interrupted Matches - Calculation of the Target Score
18.6.5 If, due to suspension of play after the start of the match, the number of overs in the innings of
either team has to be revised to a lesser number than originally allotted (minimum of 25 overs),
then a revised target score (to win) should be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing. This revised target is to be calculated using
the current Duckworth/Lewis method. The target set will always be a whole number and one
run less will constitute a Tie.
(b) Prematurely Terminated Matches
If the innings of the side batting second is suspended (with at least 25 overs bowled)
and it is not possible for the match to be resumed, the match will be decided by comparison
with the par score determined at the instant of the suspension by the Duckworth/Lewis method.
If the score is equal to the par score, the match is a tie. Otherwise the result is a victory, or
defeat, by the margin of runs by which the score exceeds, or falls short of, the par score.
Calculation of Par Score – Matches Other Than Men’s 1st XI
(a) Where the overs received or to be received by the side batting second are not fewer than 25
completed overs the par score, subject to adjustments required by 18.4(b), shall be the
aggregate of all runs made from the first batting side’s highest scoring overs equivalent
in number to the second side’s overs less 0.5% runs for each over of the difference between the
maximum set for the first side and the overs for the second side. If the first side is dismissed in
less than the set number the remainder shall be deemed to have been received as nil scoring
overs and included in the calculation as such. A resulting fraction shall be disregarded. The
calculation format is outlined in the following table:
CALCULATION OF DECIDING SCORE
A Overs entitlement for first side
B Overs - second side - if under 25 calculate on 25 (Refer (b)18.6.5(b)
C Excess overs to first side (A - B)
D Percentage reduction to E (0.5 x C)%
E Runs from highest scoring overs equal to overs in B.
F Runs to be deducted from E. (E x D)
G Deciding score unless Penalty Runs apply (E - F disregarding final fraction)
H Penalty Runs to be added (G & H)
I
Deciding Score
INSTRUCTIONS
1 Refer to CV Rule 18.6.5.
2 Record of runs scored in each of the first batting side’s overs must include byes, leg-byes, no
balls and wides, but not penalty runs - see 7 below.
3 An unfinished over in the first batting side’s innings is counted as a full over.
4 To win, the second batting side must pass the deciding score. If that score is equalled and 25
full overs or more are received the result is a tie. If fewer than 25 full overs are received and
the second batting side has not passed the deciding score, nor equalled it in a completed
innings, the match is drawn.
5 Details of the first batting side’s overs are to be completed at the interval and the form handed to the umpires immediately.
6 The completed form is to be forwarded to CV with the match forms.
7 Any penalty runs applied must not be included in the progressive score. They are to be
added in the box at the bottom at the conclusion of the innings.
(b) Where the overs for the second batting side are fewer than 25 completed overs a minimum
par score shall be calculated as in (a) on the 25 highest scoring overs of the side batting first.
(c) When five-run penalties have been awarded to the side batting first the par score shall be
determined by excluding those runs from the calculation and then adding them to the
calculated figure. If further five-run penalties are awarded against the side batting second the
par score shall be increased equally.
18.6.6 Recording of Highest Scoring Overs
During the first batting side’s innings, in addition to normal recording, the scorers shall prepare a list
of the separate totals of the runs scored in each over including all extras other than from five-run
penalties. This list and a further list of the five-run penalties shall be made available to the umpires at
the end of the innings or on request.
18.6.7 Bonus Point in Shortened Match
Where matches are shortened and targets revised using the par score as defined in 18.6.4 and 18.6.5
bonus run-rates and defensive targets are derived as a function of the revised target score (less one
run) and maximum overs.
18.7 OVER LIMITS FOR BOWLERS
18.7.1 Limit Per Bowler
A bowler shall not deliver more than one-fifth of the maximum of overs permitted in 18.3.1 for an
interrupted innings or one-fifth of the number as reduced in 18.3.2(a) for adverse conditions. Where
overs from a bowler already exceed a reduced limit the number bowled shall be that bowler’s limit.
18.7.2 Limit Reached or Exceeded
No further deliveries shall be made by a bowler who has reached or exceeded a re-calculated limit
except to complete an over previously commenced by that player.
18.7.3
Fractional Adjustments
Where the re-calculation of a bowler’s limit results in a fraction the limit shall be raised to the next
whole number for as many bowlers as is necessary to absorb the balance in whole overs.
18.7.4 Part-Over Incapacity or Suspension
A part of an over bowled under the provisions of Law 22.8 shall count as one full over in the limit of
each bowler concerned in that over.
18.8 INNER FIELD RESTRICTION AREAS
18.8.1 Marking of Fielding Restriction Area
• Two semicircles shall be drawn on the field of play.
• The semicircles shall have as their centre the middle stump at either end of the pitch.
• The radius of each of the semicircles shall be 27.5 metres for Premier Men’s and 23 metres for
Premier Women’s matches.
• The semicircles shall be linked by two parallel straight lines drawn on the field.
• The fielding restriction areas should be marked by continuous painted white lines or ‘dots’ at
seven-metre intervals, each ‘dot’ to be covered by white plastic or rubber (but not metal) discs.
18.8.2 Marking of Close-catching Restriction Area
• The close-catching restriction areas should be marked at each end of the pitch by a dashed, painted
white line in an arc 14 metres (12 metres for Women’s Premier 1st and 2nd XI matches) in radius from
the centre of the Popping Crease from 45 degrees behind point to 45 degrees behind Square Leg.
18.9 FIELDING RESTRICTIONS AND POWERPLAYS
18.9.1 On-Side Fieldsmen
At the instant of delivery, there may not be more than five fieldsmen on the leg side.
18.9.2 Powerplay Overs
In addition to the restriction contained in 18.9.1 above, further fielding restrictions shall apply to
certain overs in each innings. The nature of such fielding restrictions and the overs during which they
shall apply (hereinafter referred to as the Powerplay Overs) are set out in the paragraphs and table
below.
18.9.3
Powerplay Overs – Uninterrupted Match
Subject to the provisions below, the distribution of Powerplay Overs shall be in accordance with that
contained in the table at 18.9.4 and be taken as follows:
(a) The first block of Powerplay Overs shall be at the commencement of the innings.
(b) The second block of Powerplay Overs shall be taken at the discretion of the batting side.
(c) A batsman must nominate that player’s team’s Powerplay no later than the moment at which
the umpire reaches the stumps at the bowler’s end for the start of the next over.
(d) If, in the opinion of the umpires, the batsmen at the wicket have not advised them of the
intention to take a Powerplay it will be assumed that no Powerplay is in effect.
(e) Once a batsman has nominated a Powerplay, the decision cannot be reversed.
(f) Should the batting side choose not to exercise its discretion, the second block of Powerplay
Overs will utomatically commence at the latest available point in the innings.
18.9.4 Powerplay Overs – Distribution
The number of Powerplay Overs shall be in accordance with the table below which shall be applied
independently to both innings of the match.
Innings
Length
Max
Overs/Bowler
1st
PP
Bat
PP
Total
PP
Innings
Length
Max
Overs/Bowler
1st
PP
Bat
PP
Total
PP
50
5 x 10
10
5
15
25
5x5
5
2
7
49
4 x 10
1x9
10
5
15
24
4x5
1x4
5
2
7
48
3 x 10
2x9
10
5
15
23
3x5
2x4
5
2
7
47
2 x 10
3x9
9
5
14
22
2x5
3x4
4
2
6
46
1 x 10
4x9
9
5
14
21
1x5
4x4
4
2
6
45
5x9
9
4
13
20
5x4
4
2
6
44
4x9
1x8
9
4
13
19
4x4
1x3
4
2
6
43
3x9
2x8
9
4
13
18
3x4
2x3
4
2
6
42
2x9
3x8
8
4
12
17
2x4
3x3
3
2
5
4x8
8
4
12
16
1x4
4x3
3
2
5
8
4
12
15
5x3
3
1
4
1x2
3
1
4
41
1x9
40
5x8
39
4x8
1x7
8
4
12
14
4x3
38
3x8
2x7
8
4
12
13
3x3
2x2
3
1
4
37
2x8
3x7
7
4
11
12
2x3
3x2
2
1
3
36
1x8
4x7
7
4
11
11
1x3
4x2
2
1
3
35
5x7
7
3
10
10
5x2
2
1
3
34
4x7
1x6
7
3
10
9
4x2
1x1
2
1
3
33
3x7
2x6
7
3
10
8
3x2
2x1
2
1
3
32
2x7
3x6
6
3
9
7
2x2
3x1
1
1
2
31
1x7
4x6
6
3
9
6
1x2
4x1
1
1
2
30
5x6
6
3
9
5
5x1
1
0
1
29
4x6
1x5
6
3
9
4
4x1
1
0
1
28
3x6
2x5
6
3
9
3
3x1
1
0
1
27
2x6
3x5
5
3
8
2
2x1
0
0
0
26
1x6
4x5
5
3
8
1
1x1
0
0
0
18.9.5
Powerplay Overs – Commencement
Each block of Powerplay Overs must commence at the start of an over.
18.9.6 Powerplay Overs – Interrupted Match Recalculation
If play is interrupted during non-Powerplay Overs, then on resumption, it is necessary to determine
how many remaining Powerplay Overs should be allocated. The total number of Powerplay Overs
for the innings is derived from the table in 18.9.4. Any Powerplay Overs already taken prior to the
interruption will be deemed to have been in sequence: the initial allocation then the batting side’s
allocation. The decision of the batting side of when to take any remaining Powerplay Overs is made in
the usual way.
18.9.7
Powerplay Overs – Interruptions
(a) If play is interrupted during the first Powerplay and on resumption the overs required to be
bowled in that Powerplay have already been exceeded, then the batting Powerplay will assume
to have been taken consecutively up to that point.
(b) If play is interrupted during a Powerplay and on resumption the total number of Powerplay
Overs has already been exceeded, then the fielding restrictions will be lifted immediately.
Note: This is the only circumstance under which the Powerplay status can be changed during an over.
(c) If following an interruption while a Powerplay is not in progress, it is found on resumption
that the recalculated number of Powerplay Overs remaining equals or exceeds the number of
overs to be bowled in the innings, then the batting Powerplay will commence at the start of the
next over.
18.9.8 Powerplay Overs – Signals
(a) At the commencement of the second block of Powerplay Overs, the umpire shall signal such
commencement to the scorers by rotating the arm in a large circle.
(b) The umpire shall also indicate to the fielding captain before any signal is made that the
batting side has chosen its Powerplay.
18.9.9 Powerplay Overs – Scoreboard
Where possible, a “P” or a light or other indicator shall be displayed on the scoreboard whenever the
Powerplay Overs are being bowled.
18.9.10 Fielding Restrictions - First Block of Powerplay Overs
At the instant of delivery:
(a) No more than two fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area.
(b) A minimum of two stationary fielders must be positioned inside the close-catching
restriction area at the strikers end. When a fast bowler is bowling the two stationary fieldsmen
may be permitted to stand deeper than 14 metres (12 metres for Women’s Premier 1st and 2nd
XI) in the un-demarcated area provided only that they are standing in slip, leg slip or gully
positions
18.9.11 Fielding Restrictions – Second Block of Powerplay Overs
At the instant of delivery, only three fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area.
18.9.12 Fielding Restrictions – Non-Powerplay Overs
During the non Powerplay Overs, no more than five fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding
restriction area referred to in 18.8.1 above.
18.9.13 Fielding Restrictions – Infringement
In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, either umpire shall call and
signal no ball.
18.10 NO BALL
18.10.1 Free Hit After a No Ball
The delivery following any no ball shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. If the delivery
for the
free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or wide), then the next delivery will become a
free hit for
whichever batsman is facing. For any free hit, the striker can only be dismissed under the
circumstances that
apply for a no ball even if the delivery for the free hit is called a wide. Changes to fielding positions
are only
permitted if a different batsman is on strike for the free hit delivery. The bowler’s end umpire will
signal a free hit
(after the normal no ball signal) by extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular
motion.
18.10.2 Fast Short-pitched Deliveries Above Shoulder Height of Striker
(a) In any one over a bowler shall be permitted to bowl two fast short-pitched deliveries which, having
bounced, pass or would have passed above shoulder height of the striker standing upright at the
crease. Should there be a further repetition in the same over either umpire shall call and signal “no
ball”.
(b) Any fast short-pitched delivery, not being a no ball under (a), which passes so high that it is not
sufficiently within the striker’s reach for it to be hit by the bat with a normal cricket stroke, shall be
called and signalled “wide” ball by the umpire at the bowler’s end.
18.10.3 Dangerous and Unfair Bowling
(a) High Full-Pitched Deliveries
Either umpire shall call and signal “no ball” for any high full-pitched delivery in breach of Laws
42.6 (b) and 42.8. Any cautionary or other action is to be implemented by the bowler’s end
umpire as required.
(b) Slow High Full-Pitched Deliveries
i) Men’s XIs
The dangerous and unfair bowling provisions of Law 42 shall apply except that a slow, high
full pitched delivery above shoulder height of an upright striker, if considered not to have been
deliberately so bowled, shall be called and signalled “no ball” only. No cautionary or other action
shall be taken.
ii) Women’s
Any full pitched delivery that passes (or would have passed) above waist height of the striker be
deemed unfair, regardless of its pace. In such an instance either umpire shall call and signal ‘No
Ball!’
18.11 WIDE BALL
Umpires are instructed to apply a very strict and consistent interpretation in regard to this Law in
order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket. Any delivery which in the opinion of the
umpire does not give the striker a reasonable opportunity to score shall be called a wide. Instructions
to umpires in respect of wides is contained in the “Wide Ball Interpretation in “White Ball Cricket”
appendix to these rules. In summary the following applies.
(a) Leg side All balls that pass down the leg side and behind the striker shall be interpreted
as negative bowling and called “Wide”. The delivery is not a Wide if it passes on or inside the
”Wide Guideline (Leg Side)” crease marking when the striker moves towards the off side or it
passes between the striker and leg stump.
(b) Offside. A delivery shall be called “Wide” if it passes:
(i) outside the “Wide Guideline (Off Side)” with the batsman in a “normal” batting stance; or
(ii) wide of the return crease, regardless of the striker bringing it within reach or
(iii) a bowler bowling around the wicket bowling full pitched yorkers on the off side just within
the “Wide Guideline (Off Side)”.
(iv) The delivery is not a Wide if the batsman moves to the off side and brings the ball within
reach.
(c) Wide - Reverse Sweep or Switch Hit. When a switch hit or reverse sweep is played or
attempted the striker is deemed to have brought the ball within reach on both sides of the
wicket and the Wide Guideline (Off Side) shall apply on both sides of the stumps. The leg
stump wide interpretation is no longer in play.
18.12 NOTIFICATION TO CAPTAINS
After each adjustment of an anticipated batting time the umpires shall inform both captains of the
reduced time and the effect on overs to be bowled, limitation for bowlers, fielding restrictions and,
where appropriate, par score.
18.13 MAXIMUM OVERS FOR UNDER-AGE BOWLERS OF MEDIUM AND FAST PACE
Directions for limiting the maximum number of overs that under-age medium pace and fast bowlers
may bowl consecutively in one spell and in a day’s play, and the responsibilities of captains and
umpires in this respect, are set out in 15.10.
18.14 CLOTHING
Players shall be permitted to wear coloured clothing and/or equipment as approved in advance by
Cricket Victoria. See also 15.13.
18.15 SIGHTSCREENS
Sightscreens shall be black or covered by dark shade cloth.
18.16 BOUNDARIES – WOMEN’S MATCHES
The maximum boundary distance for Women’s One-Day matches is 64 metres in an arc from the
intersection of the centre line and the popping crease and from the centre line between the two
popping creases.
RULE 19 CRICKET VICTORIA PREMIER FINALS MATCHES
19.1 HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVALS
19.1.1 19.1.2
Start of Play:
GRADE
TIME
Men’s 1st & 2nd XI
10.30am
Men’s 3rd & 4th XI
11.30am
Interval Times and Length
Unless varied as in 17.2.3 or 17.2.4 intervals shall be as follows:
GRADE
Men’s1st & 2nd XI
Men’s 3rd & 4th XI
19.1.3 INTERVAL
TIME
DURATION
Lunch
12.30pm – 1.00pm
30 min
Tea
3.00pm – 3.30pm
30 min
Tea
1.55pm – 2.25pm
30 min
Cessation of Play
(a) Play on each day shall cease at 5.30pm for 1st and 2nd XI matches and 5.00pm for 3rd and
4th XI matches unless interrupted by adverse conditions, in which case the cessation time shall
be advanced by the aggregate of time lost to a maximum of 30 minutes.
(b) Play shall continue past the cessation time applying until completion of the minimum
overs requirement in 17.3, but if an interruption occurs or continues after 6.00pm for 1st and
2nd XI matches or 5.30pm for 3rd and 4th XI matches play shall not be resumed.
(c) If a result is obtained on the final day or a result or further result is not possible within
advanced time under (b) the match may cease if both captains agree.
19.2 PLAYING CONDITIONS
Playing conditions shall be as in 17.3 subject to the following variations:
(a) A daily minimum of 96 overs in 1st and 2nd XI matches (80 overs 3rd and 4th XI matches)
shall apply and, providing this minimum is not reduced for time lost on the first day and it has
not been dismissed, the first batting side may continue its innings until a maximum of 106
overs in 1st and 2nd XI matches (90 overs in 3rd and 4th XI matches) has been received. The
minimum for the second side’s first innings shall be 83 overs for 1st and 2nd XI matches (67
overs in 3rd and 4th XI matches) or, if greater, the number to be bowled from the start of a
new innings in accordance with 17.3.
(b) If there is no time lost on the first day and the innings of the side batting first continues on
the second day and is interrupted, any overs deductions are made proportionately to both sides.
(c) Where time is lost on the first day or on both days and the side batting first continues its
innings on the second day the maximum and minimum of overs in (a) shall be reduced by the
same proportion as in (b) in relation to the total net time lost; but if such time exceeds 120
minutes before the innings ends the match shall proceed under ordinary conditions.
(d) For the 1st XI Final the limiting provisions in (a), (b) and (c) above shall not apply.
(e) A new ball is available after 80 overs.
19.3 RESULTS OF MATCHES
The provisions of 17.4 shall apply except that if there is no outright result the winner shall be the side
which:
(a) leads on the first innings as defined in 17.4.3(a); or
(b) in the event of a tie, draw or abandonment without play was the higher-ranked side as
provided in 5.1.
RULE 20 TWENTY20 MATCHES
20.1 PLAYING CONDITIONS
The Laws of Cricket (2000 Code 5th Edition - 2013) and Premier Rules, except as varied hereunder,
shall apply.
20.2 DURATION OF MATCH AND NOMINATION OF TEAMS
(a) The matches will consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to a maximum
of 20 overs.
(b) Teams shall be 11 per side for Men’s 1st and 2nd XI matches and 12 per side for Women’s
1st XI and 2nd XI matches and Men’s 3rd and 4th XI matches and shall be nominated in
accordance with15.1.1.
20.3 HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVALS
20.3.1 Hours of Play
The following hours of play apply.
GRADE
FIRST SESSION
INTERVAL
SECOND SESSION
Women’s 1st XI
Men’s 2nd & 4th XIs
11.00am-12.15pm
12.15pm-12.25pm
12.25pm-13.40pm
Men’s 1st & 3rd XIs
14.30pm-15.45pm
15.45pm-15.55pm
15.55pm-17.10pm
Women’s 2nd XI
12.00pm-13.15pm
13.15pm-13.25pm
13.25pm-14.40pm
Note: Start times may only be altered with the approval of the PCMT.
20.3.2Intervals
Intervals between innings shall be of 10 minutes duration. No drinks intervals are permitted.
20.4 LENGTH OF INNINGS
20.4.1 Uninterrupted Matches
Each team shall bat for 20 overs unless all out earlier. If the team batting first is dismissed in fewer
than 20 overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for 20 overs.
Strict adherence to RULE 16 (over rates) must be observed.
20.4.2 Delayed or Interrupted Matches
(a) If the first side’s innings is delayed or interrupted the umpires shall reduce the maximum
overs by one for each full seven minutes of the aggregate time lost. If the reduction calculation
results in fewer than 5 overs the match shall be abandoned.
(b) Where 5 completed overs or more have been bowled and an interruption is continuing,
compulsory closure of the first side’s innings shall occur when the reduced overs calculated in
18.3.2(a) equate with the number bowled.
(c) The side batting second, if there is no further time lost in its innings, shall be entitled to
receive the same reduced number, including any part over, as in (a) or(b) above.
(d) The second side’s overs shall not be adjusted unless adverse conditions reduce the batting
time from the end of the interval until scheduled cessation time to less than that listed in the
Table at 18.3.3 for those overs. In such case the overs for the reduced time shall be its
entitlement, even if fewer than 5 overs.
(e) If play ceases due to players being off the field or leaving it after the scheduled cessation
time, the match shall end the overs already bowled shall be the side batting second’s
entitlement for the purposes of this Rule.
(f) Calculation of par score for all XIs shall be in accordance with the procedure in 18.6.5
substituting “25 over” with “5 overs” in 18.6.5(a) and 18.6.5(b).
20.5 OVER LIMITS FOR BOWLERS
20.5.1 Limit Per Bowler
A bowler shall not deliver more than one-fifth of the maximum of overs permitted in 20.4. Where
overs from a bowler already exceed a reduced limit the number bowled shall be that bowler’s limit.
20.5.2 Limit Reached or Exceeded
No further deliveries shall be made by a bowler who has reached or exceeded a re-calculated limit
except to complete an over previously commenced by that player.
20.5.3 Fractional Adjustments
Where the re-calculation of a bowler’s limit results in a fraction the limit shall be raised to the next
whole number for as many bowlers as is necessary to absorb the balance in whole overs.
20.5.4 Part-Over Incapacity or Suspension
A part of an over bowled under the provisions of Law 22.8 shall count as one full over in the limit of
each bowler concerned in that over.
20.6 THE BALL
White CV-approved balls will be used as per 15.7.3. One new ball shall be used for each innings.
20.7 THE RESULT
20.7.1 Normal Conditions
When there is no interruption after play has commenced and when both sides have had the
opportunity of
batting for the same agreed number of overs, the team scoring the higher number of runs shall be
the winner.
20.7.2 One1 Eliminator (Women’s Finals only)
In the event of a tie in the women’s final the match shall, where possible, be determined by the use of
the One 1 Eliminator.
The procedure for the One1 Eliminator is as follows.
(a) Subject to weather conditions the One1 Eliminator will take place on the scheduled day of
the match at a time to be determined by the referee. In normal circumstances it shall
commence five minutes after the conclusion of the match.
(b) The One1 Eliminator will take place on the pitch allocated for the match (the designated
pitch) unless otherwise determined by the umpires in consultation with the ground authority
with the sides batting in the same order. The umpires shall not change ends. The fielding side
shall choose which end to bowl from.
(c) Prior to the commencement of the One1 Eliminator each team shall select three batsmen
and one bowler.
(d) The names of the selected players are to be given to the umpires in writing.
(e) Each team’s over is played with the same fielding restrictions as those that are in place for
the last over of a normal match.
(f) The same ball (or a ball of a similar age if the original ball is out of shape) as used at the end
of the team’s innings shall be used for the “extra” over.
(g) The loss of two wickets in the over ends the team’s one-over innings.
(h) In the event of the teams having the same score after the One1 Eliminator has been
completed, the team that hit the most number of sixes combined from its two innings in both
the main match and the One1 Eliminator shall be the winner.
(i) If the number of sixes hit by both teams is equal, the team that hit the most number of
20.7.3 boundaries (fours and sixes) in the One1 Eliminator will be declared the winner.
(j) In the event that the result is still a Tie after the One1 Eliminator and clauses (h) and (i)
above have been applied, the One1 Eliminator (clauses (a) to (g)) shall be repeated until a
winner is obtained.
One1 Eliminator not possible
(a) In preliminary matches, if the minimum number of overs has been bowled to constitute a
match (five overs per team) and scores are level the match shall be declared a tie.
(b) If circumstances make a One1 Eliminator impossible in the Final the team that finished
higher on the points table at the conclusion of the preliminary matches shall be declared the
winner.
20.8 FIELDING RESTRICTIONS
The following fielding restrictions apply.
(a) At the instant of delivery there shall not be more than five fieldsmen on the leg side.
(b) For the first six overs (1-6) of each innings, only two fieldsmen, for the next 14 overs (7-20),
only five fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the field restriction circles as defined in 18.8.
(c) For the team batting first, in an interrupted match, the field restrictions will apply as follows:
Total Overs In
Innings
No of overs for which
restrictions in 20.8(b)
above apply
5-6
1
7-9
2
10-13
3
14-16
4
17-19
5
20
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(d) For the team batting second, when the number of overs is reduced, where possible the
restrictions determined in 20.8(c) are to be maintained for the same proportion of the innings of
the side batting second as for the innings of the side batting first (fractions to be ignored).
20.9 DECLARATIONS
The captain of the batting side may not declare an innings closed at any time during the course of a
match.
20.10 NO BALL AND WIDE
The Rules specified in 18.10 (No Ball) and 18.11 (Wide) apply, except that only one short-pitched
delivery per over may be bowled.
20.11 LAW 31 – TIMED OUT
Law 31 will apply. Either the incoming or not out batter, whichever the circumstances of the match
require, must be in position to take guard to be ready to receive the next ball within 90 seconds of
the fall of the previous wicket. The incoming batsman is expected to be ready near the boundary so
as enter the field of play immediately a wicket falls, and is expected to jog to the wicket.
20.12 SIGHTSCREENS
Sightscreens shall be black or covered by dark shade cloth.
20.13 BOUNDARIES – WOMEN’S MATCHES
The maximum boundary distance for Women’s Twenty20 matches is 64 metres in an arc from the
intersection of the centre line and the popping crease and from the centre line between the two
popping creases.
POLICIES FOR PREMIER
CRICKET SEASON 2015-16
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SUSPECT BOWLING ACTIONS – PREMIER CRICKET
SUSPECT ACTIONS ADVISORY GROUP (SAAG)
Cricket Victoria has established an advisory group specifically to deal with suspect actions. The SAAG
comprises Tim McCaskill, Shaun Graf, Greg Shipperd and Richard Patterson, with the ability to co-opt
as required.
LEVEL 1
In any Cricket Victoria Premier match, if there is a doubt, the first mention* is to be made by the
umpire(s) to Cricket Victoria on a note, separate from the Match Report, naming the bowler and
expressing what the concerns are. Upon receipt, CV makes contact with the club Administration Manager and club coach, asks the club to investigate the matter and take remedial action if necessary.
LEVEL 2
If there is a second mention* (same process – umpire(s) make a separate report to Cricket Victoria),
the bowler will then be requested to undergo a Fast Bowling Unit analysis. The first session will be at
the expense of Cricket Victoria. Further sessions are available, if desired, at the cost of the club or the
individual. The bowler/club is provided with a video analysis and a report. At the analysis session,
Tim McCaskill will consult with the bowler on areas he can work on to rectify any problems he may
have with his action.
There will be an 8 week “intervention period” following this analysis to allow remedial work to be
undertaken. During this intervention period the player will be permitted to bowl in matches.
Umpires will be advised of the player’s situation.
(If there is any doubt* during this intervention period then the umpire(s) will continue to make a
separate report to Cricket Victoria).
Should the bowler/club decide not to co-operate or participate in this part of the procedure
the player will immediately be classified as Level 4, and will be suspended from bowling
for 12 months.
LEVEL 3
Following the intervention period, at Level 2, should there be a further mention* the bowler will not
be permitted to bowl in Premier Cricket for a further period of 8 weeks. This is to allow any remedial
work to be continued, without the pressures of bowling in matches.
LEVEL 4
Following Levels 1,2 & 3 if the bowler is mentioned* again, he will not be permitted to bowl in
Premier Cricket for a period of 12 months.
“The procedure is ongoing and players do not return to Level 1 each season. Each mention will
progress the procedure, irrespective of time”.
SUBSEQUENT MENTION:
If a player suspended from bowling at Level 4 resumes bowling after the specified suspension period, and he is mentioned* again, he is immediately at Level 4 and suspension from bowling will
apply forthwith.
* THIS ENTIRE PROCESS DOES NOT PRECLUDE ANY UMPIRE FROM CALLING A BOWLER FOR
THROWING, AT ANY TIME, IF THE UMPIRE IS IN NO DOUBT.
Throughout the process clubs and coaches are to act in the best interests of the player and cricket in
general with the overall welfare of the player and the game being the prime considerations.
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CREASE MARKINGS
WHITE BALL CRICKET CREASE MARKINGS DIAGRAM
WIDES – LEG SIDE
All balls that pass down the leg side and behind the striker shall be interpreted as negative bowling
and called “Wide”.
- The delivery is not a Wide if:
- The balls that passes on or inside the ”Wide Guideline (Leg Side)” crease marking when the
striker moves towards the off side to allows it to pass behind him.
- The ball passes between the striker and leg stump.
WIDES – OFFSIDE
- A delivery shall be called “Wide” if:
- The ball passes outside the “Wide Guideline (Off Side)” with the batsman in a “normal”
batting stance.
- The ball passes wide of the return crease, regardless of the striker bringing it within reach but
failing to make contact.
- A right arm bowler bowling around the wicket to a right hand batsman or a left arm bowler
bowling around the wicket to a left hand batsman bowls full pitched yorkers on the off side just
within the “Wide Guideline (Off Side)”.
- The delivery is not a Wide if:
- The batsman moves to the off side and brings the ball within reach so he can hit it with a normal
cricket stroke but fails to make contact despite it passing outside the “Wide Guideline (Off Side)”.
WIDE - REVERSE SWEEP OR SWITCH HIT
- When a switch hit or reverse sweep is played or the batsman gets in a position to play the
shot and then aborts it:
- The striker is deemed to bring the ball sufficiently within his reach on both sides of the wicket
- The Wide Guideline (Off Side) shall apply on both sides of the stumps.
- The leg stump wide interpretation is no longer in play.
WIDES – HEIGHT (BATSMAN STANDING UP AT THE CREASE)
- Being a limited overs contest, the intention is to discourage the bowling of fast short pitched
deliveries that pass above the head of the batsman standing upright at the popping crease.
- This type of bowling is considered a form of negative tactic – so the directive is to call “wide” for the
marginal deliveries in this category.
- The umpire at the bowler’s end will be guided by the signal he receives from the square leg umpire.
It is agreed that if the umpire at the bowler’s end is in doubt as to the validity of the square leg
umpire’s judgement, he must stick with his partner’s signal and judgment.
- The only exception is when the square leg umpire is unsighted or does not provide a signal for
what ever reason and informs the umpire at the bowler’s end of such, through an agreed
teamwork signal.
- The umpire at the bowler’s end must then rule. It is suggested that the evidence he should
consider is:
- Ball passing over head
- Keeper catching height
- Steepness of the ball’s path post bounce
- Gut feel or instinct
SWITCH HIT INTERPRETATION
THE DIRECTIVE
- The batsman’s grip and stance should be the same from the start of the bowler’s run up until the
beginning of the bowler’s Delivery stride.
- The batsman can utilize any grip, as long as he does not change it while the bowler is running
in to bowl.
INTERPRETATION
- From the beginning of the delivery stride (defined as the moment that the bowler’s back foot lands
in the delivery stride), the batsman, if he chooses, may start to play the switch-hit stroke.
- If the bowler sees the batsman alter his grip or stance before he enters his delivery stride, he is not
compelled to deliver the ball.
- If the bowler does not deliver the ball, in this instance, the umpire shall give the striker an informal
warning.
- The second time this happens, the striker should be formally warned that he is wasting time under
Law 42.10 (Batsman wasting time). This shall constitute a first and final warning, and be applicable
to any batsman In that innings. Any subsequent instances shall result in 5 penalty runs being
awarded to the fielding side.
- The bowler, having seen the batsman change his grip and/or stance, may decide to bowl at the bats
man, and is entitled to do so. The umpires should allow that option.
- In short, the batsman is still entitled to play the switch--hit stroke but he is only allowed to alter from
one stance or grip to another once the bowler has entered his delivery stride
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PROTECTED AREA
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INJURY CODE
1. Where a player or umpire involved in a CV-controlled match suffers an injury causing bleeding, that
person shall immediately retire from the game until such time as First Aid has been administered to
prevent further bleeding. The injured person shall not resume playing or umpiring unless and until
the bleeding has ceased.
2. An injured batsman who has temporarily retired and is unable to return after the fall of the ninth
wicket, shall be recorded in the scorebooks as “retired hurt” and the innings shall be deemed closed.
3. Where an injury occurs to a batsman involved in a tenth wicket partnership, a maximum of two
minutes will be allowed in order for the batsman to obtain treatment. If the injury occurs within 30
minutes of a scheduled interval, the interval shall be taken immediately if the batsman is unable to
resume after the two minutes. If the batsman is unable to resume after the two minutes or after the
early interval, he shall be recorded in the scorebooks as “retired hurt”, as described in 2. above.
4. Where an injury occurs to an umpire, and he/she must leave the field for treatment, the other
umpire shall officiate at both ends and the host club shall provide a competent person to stand at
square-leg until the injured umpire is able to resume.
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PREMIER CRICKET EXTREME CONDITIONS POLICY
If there is an adverse weather forecast (wet weather or extreme heat) for the scheduled playing day:
IN ADVANCE
The Premier Cricket Management Team (PCMT) may consider a full or partial cancellation* in advance
and where applicable will seek necessary guidance from the Bureau of Meteorology and/or selected
medical and legal practitioners. Should this occur, all clubs will be notified via email and text message
to Administration Managers, the Premier Cricket website and via twitter.
MATCH DAY MORNING
The PCMT will consult once ground reports and all available forecast data has been collated. The
PCMT’s decision will be conveyed via email and text message to Administration Managers, the
Premier Cricket website and via twitter.
MATCH DAY
If the PCMT’s decision is “report to grounds”, decisions regarding play shall be in the hands of
the umpires.
EXTREME HEAT
It shall be the responsibility of each Club Administration Manager (or his/her nominee) to monitor
on a half-hourly basis, current temperatures via the Bureau of Meteorology website or 1196 weather
information line. Should the current temperature reach 42 degrees, play shall be suspended
immediately at that club’s home grounds. The temperature shall be monitored. Play shall not
resume until the temperature falls below 41 degrees.
The current temperatures provided on 1196 will apply as follows:
Melbourne City: Scoresby:
Viewbank:
Moorabbin:
Melbourne Airport: Brighton District, Camberwell Magpies, Carlton, Coburg, Footscray Edgewater,
Melbourne, Melbourne Uni, Prahran, St Kilda.
Ballarat:
Avalon:
Box Hill, Monash Tigers, Ringwood.
Fitzroy Doncaster, Northcote, Plenty Valley
Dandenong, Hawthorn-Monash Uni
Essendon, Essendon-Maribyrnong Park, Greenvale Kangaroos, Melton
Napoleons-Sebastopol
Geelong
Frankston:
Notwithstanding the above, the umpires shall have the powers to abandon or suspend play at
any time at their discretion.
No person is forced by Cricket Victoria to participate in any match and Clubs shall place no pressure
on any participant if he/she considers withdrawing from any part of a match for health reasons.
Casey-South Melbourne, Frankston Peninsula.
*PARTIAL CANCELLATION
Where applicable, the PCMT may choose to cancel 3rds & 4ths only or Women’s Premier Cricket only
or 3rds, 4ths & all Women’s Premier Cricket only.
PREMIER CRICKET EXTREME CONDITIONS GUIDELINES
Premier Rule 14.1, in particular 14.1.4 and 14.1.5, provides the prime guidance for the management of
conditions during Premier Cricket matches. While this rule is generally considered to relate to the
fitness of the ground, weather and light for play to continue, it equally applies to extremes of
conditions such as heat, cold, wind and lightning which may make continuation of play dangerous.
The Rule charges the Umpires with the responsibility to manage conditions and as such they are the
final arbiters as to the fitness of conditions to allow play to continue.
When a period of extreme temperature is forecast, the following issues need to be considered by all
participants when dealing with the heat:
- The conditions at each venue are to be assessed on a case by case basis
- Umpires and clubs are encouraged to arrange extra drinks breaks (every 4-5 overs if necessary) and
unrestricted drinks around the boundary for bowlers and at the fall of a wicket for fielders to assist
with hydration.
- Umpires and clubs are also encouraged to “manage” the availability of the extra 30 minutes of
playing time available, eg the implementation of additional intervals.
- Where possible, unrestricted interchange of substitute fielders shall be permitted. Umpires will be
lenient in relation to Law 2.5 (re fielder leaving the field for more than 15 minutes not being
permitted to bowl immediately).
- Umpires are to ensure that all time delays associated with implementing heat mitigation measures
are recorded as allowances when calculating over rates for the purpose of determining penalty overs
(ie “On-Field Delays Allowance” is to be adjusted accordingly).
The Umpires are required to do all within their power to facilitate play without compromising their
responsibility in respect of “duty of care”. They are therefore required to balance all the factors and make a decision whether the conditions are fit for play and, if not satisfied that they are safe, suspend
play until such time as they are. Any such decision by our Umpires in relation to extremes of
temperature would be absolutely supported should it occur.
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THE SPIRIT OF CRICKET
Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it is expected to be played not
only within its Laws, but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this
spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests
with the captains.
1. There are two Laws, which place the responsibility for the team’s conduct firmly on the captain.
Responsibility of captains
The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of the
Game as well as within the Laws.
Players’ conduct
In the event of a player failing to comply with the instructions by an umpire, or criticising by word or
action the decisions of an umpire, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might
bring the game into disrepute, the umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the
other umpire and to the player’s captain, and instruct the latter to take action.
2. Fair and Unfair Play
According to the Laws the umpires are the sole judges of fair and unfair play.
The umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the captain to take action
where required.
3. The Umpires are authorised to intervene in cases of :-
• Time Wasting
• Damaging the pitch
• Dangerous or unfair bowling
• Tampering with the Ball
• Any other action that they consider to be unfair
4. The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for:
• Your opponents
• Your own captain and team
• The role of the umpires
• The game’s traditional values
5. It is against the Spirit of the Game:-
• To dispute an umpire’s decision by word, action or gesture
• To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire
• To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, for instance
(a) to appeal, knowing that the batsman is not out
(b) to advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing
(c) to seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment with persistent clapping or
unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one’s own side.
6. Violence
There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.
7. Players
Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is
expected to make an important contribution to this.
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SPIRIT OF CRICKET CLUB AWARD
The CV Board, Premier Cricket Management Team (PCMT) and Tribunal continue to be concerned
about aspects of player behaviour at all levels of the game.
Premier Cricket’s “Spirit of Cricket Club Award”, introduced prior to the 2003-04 season, provides
something tangible for all Premier Clubs to strive for whilst upholding the traditions of our great
game.
The award goes to the clubs which contribute most to the Spirit of Cricket across all four Premier
grades, thus involving the whole club in the process and expectations of the award. The “Spirit of
Cricket Club Award” has no weighting of points (as in the CV Club Championship), as it is considered
just as important for all grades to adhere to and display the principles espoused in the Laws of Cricket
and the CV Player Behaviour Code.
Each team receives an assessment by the umpires in each match, receiving a rating out of 10,
based on:
(a)The captain’s acceptance of his responsibility for his players’ behaviour
(b)The team’s adherence to the principles of “The Spirit of Cricket” including respect for team-mates,
opponents and the umpire’s role and
(c)Co-operation of captains and players with and towards umpires and their role.
There is a mandatory deduction of three points per match of actual suspension for each player or
official found guilty by the CV Tribunal. Progressive ratings are circulated to clubs regularly and also
appear on the Premier website after each round.
It is expected that clubs will use the ratings to promptly address any issues that may arise during the
season.
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Previous Winners:
2003-04Ringwood
2004-05
Northcote
2005-06
Northcote
2006-07
Frankston Peninsula
2007-08
Melbourne
2008-09
Melbourne
2009-10
Casey-South Melbourne
2010-11
Essendon
2011-12
Richmond
2012-13
Melbourne Uni & Essendon MP
2013-14
Melbourne Uni & Essendon MP
2014-15
Frankston Peninsula & Essendon MP
PLAYER BEHAVIOUR
CV will continue to closely monitor player behaviour in Victorian Premier Cricket. Traditionally, cricket
has been one sport to maintain and exhibit the highest levels of conduct and sportsmanship. While
always a most competitive game, the continued strength of the sport has relied upon the acceptance
of the umpire’s decision and the preparedness to play within the “spirit of the game”.
The areas of major concern which are unacceptable to CV are:
(a) The use of offensive language - generally as a disparaging remark to an opposing player or toward
an umpire, or even as an expression of frustration or self-admonishment. This includes racial or
religious vilification (any act that is reasonably likely to threaten, disparage, vilify, offend, insult,
humiliate or intimidate another person or group based on race, religion, descent, colour or national
or ethnic origin).
(b) The questioning/disputing of the umpire’s decision - often in an aggressive or sarcastic manner.
This applies equally to dismissals and unsuccessful appeals as to the judgment of calls on no-balls,
wides, byes, etc.
(c) The excessive number of frivolous and ridiculous appeals - primarily aimed at pressuring and
intimidating the umpire into a favourable decision.
(d) The actions of the dismissed batter - in failing to leave the crease promptly on being given out
and any equipment abuse (e.g. banging the bat into the ground or against the fence or race, etc. and/
or throwing the bat or equipment during or after his return to the pavilion).
(e) “Send offs” – usually to a dismissed batter by the bowler or a member of the fielding side.
This can often inflame the situation and lead to a more serious altercation.
Whether or not such behaviour is evident in international or interstate cricket or whether the
language used is considered “acceptable” by today’s society is of little concern to CV. CV is primarily
interested in in having all cricket under its control played within the spirit and traditions of the game.
CV has two processes for the reporting and consideration of unsatisfactory behaviour:
1 Serious breaches of misbehaviour will see the player immediately reported by the umpire(s)
controlling the match. (Refer Premier Rule 11 and the section which follows - Reported Players).
2 For less serious breaches where an umpire has occasion to speak to a player regarding his
behaviour, but does not believe a report is necessary, the incident will be noted on the Umpires’
Match Report and the player will receive a caution. Should a player receive three such cautions in
a season, he will be reported by the Premier Cricket Management Team.
IN BOTH INSTANCES, SHOULD A PERSON BE FOUND GUILTY OF AN ACT OF MISCONDUCT,
THEY SHALL BE LIABLE FOR A SUSPENSION AS DETERMINED BY THE CV TRIBUNAL.
The recruitment and retention of umpires has become increasingly difficult and it is certainly not
being made any easier by the regularly unacceptable levels of player conduct. Few people are willing
to continually subject themselves to the childish behaviour and offensive language which is too
frequently prevalent on and beyond the cricket field.
All players can certainly play a role in raising the general standard of umpiring and the level of
experience within the Premier panel by lifting their personal level of behaviour and permitting the
umpires to concentrate on those aspects of the game for which they are responsible.
All umpires will be requested to take a firm line with respect to player misconduct especially with
regard to the use of offensive language and the disputation of any decision.
ALL PLAYERS SHOULD BE WELL AWARE OF THE STANDARDS EXPECTED BY CV AND
CONSEQUENTLY ANY PLAYER CALLED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE CV TRIBUNAL CAN
EXPECT LITTLE SYMPATHY AND, IF FOUND GUILTY, A PERIOD OF SUSPENSION.
It is the responsibility of everyone involved with Premier cricket - club officials, team captains and
especially the players, to ensure a return to the levels of conduct and sportsmanship traditionally
inherent in the game.
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REPORTED PLAYERS
An umpire may lodge a report with the PCMT of any player, official, member or employee of any
Premier Club who engages in misbehaviour or brings the game of cricket into disrepute. Upon
receipt of a report lodged by an umpire the PCMT shall, on behalf of CV,
(a) (i) lay a charge against the reported player for misbehaviour
or bringing the game of cricket into disrepute;
(ii) notify the reported player and his/her club that a charge has been
laid against the reported person; and
(iii) nominate the date and time of the hearing of that charge; or
(b) In consultation with the CV Tribunal, offer a reported player a one-match suspension
without a hearing.
The acceptance of a penalty of suspension from playing in one CV match shall be lodged in writing
with the PCMT not later than 12.00pm on the day after the PCMT has made such offer to the
reported player or his club.
If a notice of acceptance is not properly lodged the CV Tribunal may elect to hear the charge.
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CV RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS HARASSMENT POLICY
Cricket Victoria is strongly committed to ensuring that all Club players, officials and members,
umpires and other representatives are able to participate in cricket in an environment free of racial
and religious harassment.
Racial or religious harassment at any level of our cricket, both on and off the field of play, will not
be tolerated under any circumstances. Club officials and members have a responsibility to create and
maintain a playing environment in which participants feel comfortable and where people respect
and tolerate the rights, views and opinions of others.
For more information, refer to the Cricket Victoria website (under “Member Protection Policy”),
where the complete policy and procedures appear.